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AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals

The AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) program offers engineers and other qualified professionals a specialized Credential in Sustainability.

The IfS with its many equals established a baseline definition of what Sustainability entails, a Body of Knowledge (BOK) in the field of sustainability. This Body of Knowledge at the heart of the new sustainability Credential is based on the AIChE Sustainability Index and focuses on the seven areas critical to a world class sustainability effort:  strategic commitment, innovation, environmental performance, safety performance, product stewardship, social responsibility and value chain management.

Build Core Competencies for World-Class Sustainability with ACSP

The AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals (ACSP) will distinguish recipients as qualified experts in sustainability, and will be supportive to those engineers who aspire to the Professional Engineering License. The program is also designed to help companies control training costs by pooling expertise and by providing readily accessible resources that have been evaluated for quality.

The Institute has conducted a market analysis, and the results say that younger engineers, in particular, are very interested in such a credential.

Who should apply?

ACSP is for professionals, faculty and graduate students in engineering and related fields. Not sure if you qualify? Fill-out the pre-screening survey below to find out. If necessary, you will be presented the opportunity to take approved prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in this program.

Sustainability Credentials Advisory Council

  • Develop the credentials and competencies you require to stand out in a rapidly evolving, and growing, specialty.
  • Acquire a solid body of knowledge, based on AIChE’s trusted Sustainability Index, and the Sustainability BOK, in seven measurable areas, including safety performance, environmental performance and product stewardship.
  • Learn how to recognize opportunities for innovation and social responsibility and engage stakeholders across the value chain in all of your efforts.
  • Project should focus on a new issue with a practical application.
  • Project must consider environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability.
  • Proposal, including timeline, must be submitted with your application to the Capstone Course. An ACSP advisor will conduct an interview with the applicant upon reviewing the proposal.
  • Once the proposal is approved, the ACSP advisor will assign a mentor, and the student may begin the project.
  • Student must prepare and present his/her project report to the Advisory Board; the report may be made available to future students in the program and will undergo peer review.

Who should apply?

ACSP is for professionals, faculty and graduate students in engineering and related fields. Not sure if you qualify? Fill-out the pre-screening survey below to find out. If necessary, you will be presented the opportunity to take approved prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in this program.

Apply and Enroll

It’s easy to get started:

Step 1: Pre-Screening Survey

This assessment is the first step to earning your Credential and enhancing your profile as a sustainability professional. Take the quick onlinePre-Screening survey. Your responses will be evaluated by an expert advisory board that will suggest a personalized curriculum to best expand your sustainability knowledge and skill sets.

Step 2: eLearning Courses

The Credential requires successful completion of two master’s level eLearning classes from the AIChE Academy, as assigned by the Pre-Screening evaluation.

Step 3: Capstone Course

Purpose of Capstone Course

Apply information learned via the ACSP courses and independent research to solve an open-ended project that addresses one or more sustainability concerns.

Requirements

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