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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Course 

Build your sustainability knowledge & a greener future

Sustainability is now on every company's agenda and will open up more professionalsIEMA Certified Training logo - Certified IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course opportunities. The IEMA Foundation Certificate offers a solid foundation in sustainability and the management tools to improve environmental performance. Get Associate Membership of IEMA (AIEMA) and demonstrate your level of knowledge and competence. 

Choose sustainability to shape your future career

IEMA Foundation Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods Online, Classroom and training for a number of employees
How long? 5 days or a minimum of 40 hours
What's included?

Fees for 1 year of Associate membership of IEMA, Exam and certification costs,, comprehensive materials and tutor support

Assessments 1-hour open book online multiple choice exam

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Who is the IEMA Foundation Certificate for?

It is for anyone who is new to environmental management or who wants to develop a career in sustainability. If you want to get Associate membership of IEMA - AIEMA,  successfully completing the Foundation Certificate is the best route.

Why take the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

You will have the knowledge and skills to create a sustainable future and in a position to:

  • Become recognised as a competent environmental AIEMA professional and practically manage positive environmental change
  • Help companies to achieve environmental compliance by having a good understanding of environmental law and policy
  • Help to develop a cultural shift by promoting the best environmental practice
  • Reduce organisations' negative impacts on energy, waste, water etc. and improve profitability
  • Open up new and rewarding career opportunities in environmental management and increase your salary potential

How to take the IEMA Foundation Certificate

Online learning (also known as elearning)

You may prefer a more flexible way to taking your IEMA course where you decide when and where you study. If you can't take time off work, or have a limited budget or just prefer to manage your own study time, online learning is a perfect solution. You will still benefit from plenty of tutor support and can network with other IEMA foundation learners from a LinkedIn community. Find out more about the IEMA Foundation online.

What is covered in the IEMA Foundation course?

It covers 7 key elements below:

  • Environmental and sustainability principles
  • Sustainability and mega-trends
  • Policy and legislation
  • Environmental management systems
  • Performance evaluation
  • Additional management and assessment tools
  • Communication and the management of change

Read the full IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management syllabus.

How is the IEMA Foundation Certificate assessed? 

The Foundation Certificate is a 5 day course which is assessed through a 1 hour online multiple choice test hosted by IEMA.  You will get your results immediately after the completion of the online exam. and you will receive your IEMA certificate 8 weeks after successfully completing the exam.

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How long does it take to complete the IEMA Foundation Certificate course?

For classroom courses it takes 5 days and also the 1 hour exam.

How is the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course assessed?

The IEMA Foundation course has 30 questions that are multiple choice. You have 1 hour to complete the exam. In order to pass you must answer 21 questions correctly.

When can I take the IEMA exam?

Your exam registration will state when your exam period starts and when ends. Each exam period starts on the 1st of the month and ends on the 28th. You can sit the exam at any time during this period. 

How can I study the IEMA Foundation course?

Astutis currently offers the IEMA Foundation Certificate course as an online course as well as an in-company training option for groups of employees at your organisation. Save on the cost of training multiple delegates.

When will I receive my IEMA Certificate?

You should receive your IEMA Certificate approximately 8 weeks after passing the course.