IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management


This course has been developed to provide learners with a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build upon. The wide range of environmental, sustainability and governance principles covered ensures that learners appreciate and understand the breadth of the sustainability agenda, and the focus on specific management tools and skills provides learners with an introduction to practical application that they will need when working within this arena.


Assessment and Certification

Successful completion of this course and of the assessment confirms that candidates have met the IEMA Associate membership standard. A certificate of course completion and IEMA Associate membership will be provided once candidates have registered and paid the appropriate fees (see section 8).
Payment for 1 year’s IEMA membership is required as part of this course registration unless otherwise agreed by IEMA. Affiliate membership will be granted until the assessment has been successfully completed, upon which membership can be upgraded to Associate.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at learners who are initiating a career in environmental management and want a solid foundation of environment and sustainability expertise to build on. The achievement of IEMA Associate membership, IEMA’s entry professional membership level, helps provide evidence of this knowledge as well as commitment to this career pathway.

There are no formal entry requirements for learners to enroll onto this course.