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Environmental Resource Management

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Specialized and up-to-date knowledge is crucial for professionals to effectively respond to the ever-changing world of environmental management. The Environmental Resource Management (ERM) Certificate from the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta blends theory and practical exercises to provide students with strategies and techniques in environmental planning and management. 

This program offers a solid foundation in soil, air and water processes; environmental monitoring; biotechnology; instrumentation; and experimental design. Students learn about strategies for decision-making and quantitative methods of analysis, as they explore how resource decisions are affected by biological, physical, social, economic, and institutional factors.

Join the growing number of environmental professionals in Alberta and across Canada ["Canada's fastest growing green jobs"]. Our program is recognized by leading environmental associations – AIA, ASPB, APEGA – and may fulfill the educational requirements for the ECO Canada's Environmental Professional (EP) designation.


Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 327 Hour(s)

    Can be completed in two (2) years to a maximum of six (6) years.
    6 core courses and 168 hours of electives

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Certificate

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for this program is a related 2-year technical diploma and 2 years of related work experience. If your previous education does not meet the above admission requirements or is difficult to assess, you can still apply and be conditionally admitted. All courses are also open for the public to take as personal enrichment or toward continuing education credits or professional development. Please visit or email

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated July 09, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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