The PSU Environmental Professional
Program (EPP) offers university-level, technical short
courses to Northwest, national, and international professionals.
The EPP has a reputation for teaching courses that meet the need for professional development in the dynamic disciplines that are applied to River Restoration, Wetland Delineation, and Environmental Regulation and Compliance.
We are pleased to offer the diversity of courses listed on this website. These offerings are designed to provide convenient and efficient access to meet your needs in order to be current, knowledgeable, and competitive in a fast-changing career area.
Our goal is to provide affordable and accessible
training that promotes state of the science technical skills, the ability to address sustainable natural processes and functions, networking opportunities including contacts, connections, and partnerships, and ethical, fiscal,and regulatory responsibility.
Portland State University
currently offers five professional certificates listed below.
For all certificate programs, the required courses must be
completed within three years and need not be taken in the
listed sequence, with one exception: if you plan to complete
the River Restoration Professional Certificate, you must begin
with "EPP 221 - Introduction to River Restoration, Part
I: Physical Processes".
The River Restoration required
core courses will be offered once per calendar year, with the required introductory course offered each spring. Click here for more information
about the River Restoration Professional Certificate Program.
Most wetland field courses
are offered in the winter and spring.
Any of our courses may be taken
individually, provided that prerequisites are met by the
student. Most courses offer CEU or PDH, and many offer optional