Get Certified

Welcome to the Ontario EcoSchools certification program! The first step in your journey will be to select your program stream for the year and check out the Certification Guides for everything you need to know along the way.

If you are a Private school, click here. If you are an Outdoor Environmental Education Centre, read more here!

Need help with the online application? View our new how-to guide and videos.


Certification Guide 2018-19

Going for Bronze, Silver, or Gold certification?

If yes, then select what we call the “Standard” program stream. You can get all the instructions, details, and information in the Standard guide and in the online certification application.




Platinum Seal 2019

Ready to try for Platinum certification?

Platinum certification represents the highest level of achievement in the EcoSchools program. Is your school up for the challenge? If you’re thinking “Absolutely!” you can read all about the criteria for the Platinum stream in the Certification Guide. This year, we have merged the Standard and Platinum Guides!


EECC Certification Guide 2018-19

Experienced EcoSchools Certification Cycle (EECC)

The EECC option allows schools to focus on specific projects instead of completing the full certification application. Want to learn more about EECC possibilities?




Register now in our online application.