ESA 2019 Certification Period Is Now Open

Applications Open for ESA 2019 Certification Period

The Ecological Society of America is now accepting applications from individuals wishing to become certified ecologists. Applications are due February 1, 2019.

Learn more about the application process, requirements, fees, and certification levels – download the ESA Certification Requirements Checklist and start the application process now. To receive a discounted application fee, join the ESA or renew your membership. Visit for more information.

Why Certify?

ESA Certification demonstrates your expertise, education and experience to potential clients, employers, agencies, and colleagues. Certification is a way for ecologists at all levels of education and training to add a credential to their resume, and to build awareness of the importance of expertise in the ecological sciences. There are 5 certification levels for individuals with careers in the ecological sciences:  Ecologist in Training, Associate Ecologist, Ecologist, Senior Ecologist, and Emeritus Senior Ecologist.