Application for New Certification (All Levels)

The Ecological Society of America

1990 M Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-833-8773 Fax: 202-833-8775

Primary Application Deadline: February 1 
After this date please include a late fee of $25
in Application Fee.
Secondary Application Deadline: March 31
All balances due on this date. No applications
will be accepted after this date.

Form Instructions

Read all instructions, REQUIREMENTS AND CODE OF ETHICS carefully before proceeding!

This will give you a chance to gather all of the required documentation needed for the certification. We strongly recommend this, because the system will not allow you to save your work and return later to finish completing the form.

Certification is valid for 5 years, but there is a one year grace period for recertification, after which certification lapses. For lapsed certification, an “Application for New Certification (All Levels)” form must be completed. All certifications are retroactive to June 1st, and expire June 30th.

Please Note: You will be asked to attach electronic files containing your CV and supplemental information to this application. 

Also note: You should compose and save any writing-intensive sections (cover letter, experience, etc.) in a separate document before copying them into the application.

Additional Information:
Complete ALL sections of the form below and be sure to submit payment online immediately after. If paying by check, please make checks payable to the Ecological Society of America and mail to the address above with “Attn: Board of Professional Certification” under the company line. Please be sure to note in the check’s memo line the applicant’s name and what the payment includes (ESA ID number, level of certification, late fees, etc). Applications without payment will not be reviewed.

Please note that all forms must be submitted electronically. Hard copies of this form will not be accepted, unless permission has been given due to technical difficulties. Those who submit forms by mail without permission will be asked to complete the application again and submit electronically.