The IPEP.org website is no longer available. All information about the QEP/EPI credentialing program has been transferred to the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) website at GoBGC.org.
On May 10, 2017, the Board of the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) voted to dissolve as a corporation and transfer the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) credentialing program, including the Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) designation, to the Board for Global EHS Credentialing® (BGC®), which was known as the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) at the time. The transfer brings QEPs and EPIs into a family of respected EHS professionals and provides them with access to a wider range of credentials and designations for improving public and environmental protection under the BGC umbrella. These include the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH), Certified Professional Product Steward (CPPS), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), and Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA).
We now refer to our organization and governing body as the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) and retain the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP), and Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) to identify credentialing divisions under BGC’s organizational umbrella.