Environmental Professional Development Academy

Register now to attend the 2024 EPDA. Classes begin Wednesday May 22 at 9am at Western Monmouth UA in Manalapan, NJ with the administration track. The syllabus contains pertinent information including the tentative schedule for all tracks.

Cohort members will participate in a standard course of instruction in the basic technical, leadership and management skills needed to perform front-line supervisory functions in New Jersey public environmental authorities and agencies.

The Academy is divided into four subject area “tracks” covering: administration, finance, field operations and human resources.

Registration form

EPDA syllabus

For further details contact:

Academy Director: Brian J. Valentino, MPA, CEAS, ICMA-CM
[email protected]

Academy Administrator: Karen Burris, Office & Meeting Manager
[email protected]

EPDA Syllabus

Academy Tracks & Course Schedule:
(Subject to change without notice)

Note:  O-Field Operations, A-Administration, F-Finance, H-Human Resources
Locations to be announced


Administration Track
Western Monmouth UA

Start: May 22, 2024

Field Operations Track

Start: July 31, 2024

Note: Safety boots, head protection and ear protection is required for the operations track. Eye protection will be provided if needed.

Finance Track

Start: June 26, 2024

Human Resources Track

Start: September 11, 2024

Academy Capstone

October 23, 2024