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IEMA Associate International Certificate in Environmental Management

Course Overview

This course ensures that people in positions of responsibility appreciate the environmental issues relating to their working processes and develop an understanding of how to manage them. It covers the management of environmental issues, legal requirements, water, air, land and environmental management systems.

Through the delegate assessment process, delegates completing this course are expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation that exists within their country. If no environmental legislation exists a description of how they would benchmark an organization’s performance against recognized international standards, treaties, protocols and guidelines is expected.

Who this course is for

This internationally accredited course has been designed for people who have a responsibility for environmental issues and their management and its implications for their organization.

Course Objectives?

  • To understand the issues, science and philosophy those underpin environmental sustainability. Identify ways to incorporate environmental issues into the management of an organization
  • To identify relevant legislation for an organization and take initial steps towards ensuring compliance
  • To understand the role of various analytical and managerial tools and the assessment, interpretation and management of environmental performance


Successful completion of the course leads to Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management (IEMA). The course assessment consists of the following two compulsory elements: A written practical assignment is undertaken at the candidate's place of work. This must be submitted to CHSS within 2 weeks of the end of week 1 of the course. A 3-hour open book examination is taken on the last day of the course.

Course Content & Scope

The Certificate in Environmental Management comprises 3 core modules:

Element 1: Environmental Sustainability.

  • Earth’s Natural Systems Skills and abilities
  • Business and Environment
  • Effects of Releases
  • Towards Sustainability

Element 2: Environmental Legislation

  • Global environmental issues and the development of international law
  • Sources, concepts and principles of International Environmental law
  • Key areas of International Environmental law
  • Benchmarking performance where there is limited environmental legislation
  • International Environmental Organizations
  • EU (or other relevant) legislative processes
  • International trade agreements
  • Local sources of information

Element 3: Assessment, Interpretation and Management of Environmental Performance

  • Identification and assessment of Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Monitoring
  • Environmental Audit
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Pollution Prevention and Control