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NAEP and APU support success through education.

Educational Benefits Only for Our Partners.

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The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and American Public University (APU) are working together to offer you flexible and affordable online courses, certificates and degree programs.

Whether you are responsible for environmental policy, planning and design, environmental intelligence, sustainability, fish and wildlife management, or environmental science, we're here to provide you with an affordable, career-relevant education that helps meet your professional development goals.

Key Benefits

  • 5% tuition grant for members and their family members
  • Book grant: textbooks and/or ebooks are provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit
  • Access to our NAEP student chapter
  • Access to the NAEP/APU library 
  • Transfer credit: the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) and APU have partnered to award up to 6 semester hours as transfer credit to environmental professionals who hold their Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) Credential

Note: Grants cannot be applied retroactively. 

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Additional Benefits

Join our interactive webcasts with our environmental industry experts. Brought to you by APU and NAEP, webinars are held quarterly and include topics on environmental projects and the Clean Water and the Endangered Species acts.

View the 2020 webinar schedule and register

Past Webinars

View our 2019 webinars

View our 2018 webinars

View our 2017 webinars


How to Qualify for Benefits

Future students: Select NAEP – National Assn. of Environmental Professionals in the membership/association category when you complete our admissions application.

Current students: Confirm that NAEP – National Assn. of Environmental Professionals is listed under the membership/association category in your university records.Learn how.


Your Cost (with partner benefits)

Per Credit Hour:

  • Undergraduate: $270.75
  • Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $351.50
  • Military Undergraduate: $250*
  • Military Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate: $250*

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral students and all military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.

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