To encourage citizens to obtain environmental education personnel certifications, promote environmental education, and ensure that environmental education training meet actual training needs, the EPA has revised the Regulations Governing the Certification and Management of Environmental Education Personnel (“the Regulations”) with the required hours for professional training adjusted to 40 hours and the total training hours adjusted to 100 hours.
Given that many years of Environmental Education Act implementation and environmental education personnel certification have shown that 100 hours of training is adequate to meet the requirement for certification in practice, the EPA has revised Article 9, paragraph 2 of the Regulations, adjusting the required total training hours from more than 120 hours to more than 100 hours so as to encourage the public to obtain environmental education personnel certifications. In addition, considering the rich, diversified and unique professional fields in which environmental education personnel may develop and to give the training courses a better focus, Article 9, paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Regulations have also been revised. Those who have applied for and been certified as an environmental education teaching personnel but would like to add another professional field, the required training hours for adding a professional field has been revised from more than 60 hours to more than 40 hours.
Excerpt from Major Environmental Policies, January 2022
- Ministry of Environment