Become an ISSP Education Partner

Does your organization offer high quality educational and training opportunities for sustainability professionals? Do you want to help ensure that sustainability professionals at all levels have the skills, knowledge and abilities to make sustainability standard practice around the world?

Join our growing list of ISSP Education Partners and have your institution recognized for its work. Our Education Partner program is for those organizations that provide existing and aspiring sustainability professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to meet existing and future challenges as they work to make sustainability standard practice around the world. Get the full details in the Program Policy.

The program has three main goals:

  • Identify organizations that provide superior education to sustainability professionals in order to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the sustainability challenges currently being faced by the world
  • Provide guidance to organizations offering sustainability education on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by sustainability professionals
  • Provide guidance to current and aspiring sustainability professionals on opportunities for high-quality sustainability education and professional development opportunities          

Benefits & Fees

ISSP Education Partners receive a host of benefits, including:

  • Access to ISSP intellectual property and educational resources
  • Recognition as a qualified ISSP Education Partner on the ISSP website
  • Publicity in ISSP promotional material and through ISSP social media outlets
  • Promotion of programs and courses on the ISSP website and through ISSP mailings
  • Use of an ISSP Education Partner logo and other marketing materials to attract students
  • Discounted rates on ads in the ISSP Newsletter and on the ISSP website
  • Up to 2 free ISSP individual memberships for faculty/staff as well as discounted rates on additional memberships for faculty/staff and students
The program has a yearly membership fee of $750, with a discounted rate of $550 for nonprofits and public institutions, plus a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $250.

How to Apply

  1. Review the ISSP Education Partner Program Policy and the ISSP Education Partner Application to ensure your organization meets the criteria, which include:

    • A mission that aligns with the mission of ISSP
    • A history of high quality sustainability-related educational offerings, instructors, and course developers
    • Accreditation by a recognized accrediting body

  2. Register and pay the $250 application fee. The application fee covers the cost of reviewing the application and is nonrefundable.

  3. Fill out the ISSP Education Partner Application and submit it with all required materials to

  4. The application will be reviewed by a volunteer committee of sustainability education and training experts. It can take up to two weeks to review and approve your application.

  5. Once accepted, you will be directed to the Education Partner annual membership fee payment page.

If you have any questions, check out the FAQ or email