Sustainability Continuing Education and Certifications

Helping organizations or individuals to become better eco-stewards is not as easy as it sounds. It requires a certain skill set of knowledge in the sustainability field. Take time to educate yourself before entering into the field.

Provided here is a list of leading schools and organizations that provide continuing education, degrees and/or certifications in sustainability.

Tools and Frameworks

Global Reporting Initiative Certified Training has learning partners around the world that certify in the international recognized standards of sustainability reporting.

global reporting initiative

SCORE Offers consultants to become a licensed in the business assessment tool called Sustainability Competency & Opportunity Rating & Evaluation (SCORE).


ISIS Academy, run by AtKisson Group, trains in the ISIS Method developed by sustainability expert, Alan AtKisson, to guide organizations and communities through the change

Isis Academy

Certificate Programs

International Society of Sustainability Professionals is a leading organization for sustainability consultants and practioners, offering a professional certificate program that is web-based and can be done at a person’s own pace.


University of Colorado's continuing education offers a Sustainability Management Program specifically designed for working professionals interested in doing more in their own companies or seeking a career in the sustainability industry.

University of Colorado

LEAD Canada is a non-profit dedicated to furthering the goals of environmental, social and economic sustainability through training, projects and networking. Part of the global network set up by LEAD International, originally funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

lead canada

University of California-Irvine offers a Sustainability Leadership certificate program for senior executives and directors charged with implementing sustainability initiatives.

UC Irvine

University of Oregon - The OLIS graduate certificate is an intensive program that trains in the concepts and skills of sustainability.

university of oregon

University of Vermont offers an online Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation. There are three eight-week courses to complete.

university of vermont green programs

Masters Programs

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has a comprehensive list of over 400 sustainability focused master degree programs in the U.S.


Bard College is based in New York offers a MBA in sustainability. The curriculum is based in core business competencies with a focus on sustainability in each area.


Bainbridge Graduate Institute is a Seattle based school and one of the pioneers in education offering one of the first MBA programs in social and environmental sustainability.

bainbridge graduate institute

Antioch University - This New England based University offers a ‘green’ MBA in organizational and environmental sustainability.

antioch university

Columbia University offers a Master of Science in Sustainability Management through their Continuing Education program in partnership with the Earth Institute, who specializes in earth science, engineering and environmental management.

Columbia University Continuing Education

Presidio's Executive Sustainable Management Program
Presidio is based in San Francisco and offers an executive masters degree program in sustainable management.

Presidio School of Management

Chatham University
Offers a Master of Sustainability and Environment. Chatham is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

chatham university


Strategic Sustainability Consulting offers 1-hour online webinars for aspiring sustainability consultants.

Intl Society of Sustainability Professionals

Sustainability Learning Center offers online professional development for sustainability professionals.

sustainable learning center

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