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IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management Course 

Develop your environmental management skillsIEMA Certified Training logo - Certified IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course

  • Achieve Associate Membership of IEMA
  • Practical approach to environmental, sustainability and governance principles and specific management tools 
  • Suitable for staff in organisations operating across all industry sectors

Course overview

IEMA Foundation Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning Methods ClassroomIn-company, online is coming soon
Duration 5 days
Assessments A short multiple choice test

The IEMA Foundation course covers the breadth of environmental, sustainability and governance principles relevant to organisations. You will gain a practical understanding and the skills to use specific management tools in the workplace to improve performance.

Assessment and certification

The Foundation Certificate is a 5 day course which is assessed through a 1 hour online multiple choice test hosted by IEMA.  You receive your results immediately after the completion of the online exam.

IEMA Foundation Syllabus

View the full IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management syllabus.

What will I gain by passing the IEMA Foundation course?

On completion the course you will gain eligibility to become an IEMA Associate member, giving you the AIEMA suffix and the benefits of IEMA membership.

Once you’ve passed the course, you can turn that knowledge into an exciting career that makes a difference? Click to find out how IEMA Associate status is your key.

Who is the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management course for?

The IEMA Foundation course is designed to raise the competence of those who have recently become involved in environmental management or for whom environmental management is a part of a wide range of responsibilities.

Enhance your career opportunities

Many people embark on the IEMA Foundation Certificate course in order to develop the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in this sector and once successful, move onto the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management in order to develop a rewarding and sought after career in environmental management.

Want to take the IEMA Foundation Certificate course or ask questions?

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"The tutor was excellent, her enthusiasm and knowledge was second to none and she made the course interesting and accessible. Brilliant!"

Environment Manager at BTFS
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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 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 open classroom-based course at multiple locations across the UK 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.