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Licensed Environmental Professional Program

On April 9th, 2020, the LEP Board approved a waiver of the regulatory limitation on the number of credits a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) can receive from approved distance learning, on-demand*, courses for the biennial period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Only approved distance learning courses can be used for credit.

A live webinar may be approved as a regular course for CECs.   There are no limitations on the number of credits a Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) may receive from live webinar course attendance for the current, and future, biennial periods.

*Distance learning is considered by the LEP Board to be an on-demand version, not a live experience.  On-demand courses need to be approved by the LEP Board as distance learning courses, which, in addition to other requirements, are required to include an assessment of learning at their conclusion on which the LEP needs to score at least 70%.

The Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) Program was established by Public Act 95-183, and codified as section 22a-133v of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) on October 1, 1995. On October 1, 2009, CGS section 22a-133v was amended (to increase fees) by Section 404 of PA 09-3. Pursuant to Section 22a-133v(b) of the CGS, the State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals was established within the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. CGS section 22a-133v(c) authorized the Commissioner, with advice and assistance from the LEP Board, to adopt regulations concerning the professional ethics and conduct appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and dignity in the practice of an LEP. The LEP Regulations were adopted on June 2, 1997.

In specific circumstances, an environmental professional licensed pursuant to CGS section 22a-133v may "verify" that an investigation has been performed at a specific property in accordance with prevailing standards and guidelines, and that pollution on such property has been remediated in accordance with the Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs) adopted by the Commissioner pursuant to section 22a-133k of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

Pursuant to CGS section 22a-133v(g), the Commissioner may conduct an audit of any action authorized by law to be performed by an LEP. The LEP Verification Audit Program has been established to ensure that the opinions ("verifications") of the LEP are based on an appropriate understanding of the environmental conditions of the site and that the verification is in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations, including the RSRs.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth McAuliffe, LEP Program Coordinator, DEEP at DEEP.LEPApplicant@ct.gov or (860) 424-3458.

 
Content Last Updated May 25, 2021