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AAEE Approves Environmental Scientist Certification/Name Change

Board of Trustees votes to offer a separate certification for environmental scientists and to change the Academy’s name to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

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Board of Trustees votes to offer a separate certification for environmental scientists and to change the Academy’s name to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The American Academy of Environmental Engineers announced it will begin accepting applications from highly qualified Environmental Scientists for a separate new Academy certification: Board Certified Environmental Scientist.

“The Academy has been certifying Environmental Engineers since 1955. We are truly excited to offer this parallel certification for Environmental Scientists,” says President Brian P. Flynn. “Most significant environmental projects involve interdisciplinary teams of Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists. The certification of Environmental Scientists provides assurance to employers and the public that those professionals have demonstrated a high level of competency in their practice, just like certified Environmental Engineers.”

“This new certification program effectively aligns the Academy with its members and their employers. Our name change underscores the critical dependencies between Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists. We are looking forward to some very exciting programs and projects in the near future,” Flynn added.

The Academy anticipates taking applications for Environmental Scientists beginning March 31, 2012, and administering the first set of examinations in 2013. The name change will be officially implemented in the near future.

For more details, contact AAEE, or visit: http://www.aaee.net/DownloadCenter/BCES-FAQ.pdf.