Environmental Sanitation Regime

Training and Registration for Environmental Control Coordinator and Environmental Control Officer (Specified Premises)

In order to be registered as an ECC with NEA, individuals are required to attend and pass a requisite ECC training course. Individuals should have basic computer skills to facilitate the online training and to develop the ES programme. The training will equip ECCs with the relevant skills in planning and implementing a wide range of environmental measures including cleaning and disinfection, pest management, waste management and other relevant environmental topics to assist the PMs in adhering to the baseline environmental sanitation standards required for their premises. The ECC training course will be conducted by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) accredited training providers.

For ECC training schedule, cost and registration details, please refer to the respective training providers’ websites as listed below.

Training Providers

AAARYA Business College

Republic Polytechnic

Ascendo Academy

Singapore Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic

NTUC LearningHub

Xprienz

Please note that ECC designates are required to register for the ECC training at least four to nine weeks before the commencement of the ES regime for the respective sector to ensure that there is sufficient lead time to complete the training and register for the Certificate of Registration with NEA.

The ECC Certification of Registration is valid for a period of three years and may be renewed before its expiry. Click here (Search and select “Environmental Control Coordinator”) to apply or renew an ECC registration. Click to refer to the Guide for application of ECC Certificate of Registration.

Applicants who are interested to register as an ECC or to renew their registration must fulfil the requirements listed below:

Component

ECC Registration Requirements

ECC Training Course

Attend and pass the ECC training course, with the training course certificate issued within 5 years from date of application

Education/Competency Qualifications

Highest Educational Qualification or WPLN Certifications:

  • WPL Level 51 in reading, listening, speaking and writing; or
  • Pass in ‘N’ level English

Photo ID

Submit a photo ID that meets NEA’s requirement:

  • Recent coloured digital photograph with white background
  • Dimension of 35 mm wide by 45 mm high
  • Showing full face with visible upper shoulders and uniform lighting exposure
  • No filter or modification of the face
  • Image file in jpg, jpeg or png file extension and no more than 5 MB

Identification Card

Front and back of NRIC/Employment Pass/Work Permit2

Registration Fee

$120
Note: Registration fees will be reviewed from time to time.

1 Please visit https://www.britishcouncil.sg/exam/wpln for more details on the WPLN assessment 

2 Please provide the SGWorkPass QR details for the application. The applicant should be in the 'service' sector.  More information is available at www.mom.gov.sg/sgworkpass. The new SGWorkPass app can be downloaded for free on Google and Apple's app store.

Click here to download a sample copy of electronic ECC Certificate of Registration.

For ECC registration related enquiries, you may contact NEA_ECO_Licences@nea.gov.sg.

In order to be registered as an Environmental Control Officer (Specified Premises) [ECO(SP)] with NEA, individuals are required to attend and pass a requisite ECO(SP) training course. The training will equip the individual with the relevant knowledge and skills to develop and monitor the implementation of an Environmental Sanitation (ES) programme that comply with the ES regime, and to assist Premises Managers to comply with other environmental laws. The ECO(SP) training course will be conducted by a SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) accredited training provider(s).

For ECO(SP) training schedule, cost and registration details, please refer to the training provider’s website.

Please note that ECO(SP) designates are strongly encouraged to register for the ECO(SP) training at least four to nine weeks before the commencement of the ES regime for the respective sector to ensure that there is sufficient lead time to complete the training and register for the Certificate of Registration with NEA.

The ECO(SP) Certification of Registration is valid for a period of three years and may be renewed before its expiry. Click here [Search and select “Environmental Control Officer”] to apply or renew an ECO(SP) registration. Click to refer to the Guide for application of ECO(SP) Certificate of Registration.

Applicants who are interested to register as an ECO(SP) or to renew their ECO(SP) registration must fulfil the requirements listed below:

Component

ECO(SP) Registration Application Requirements

ECO(SP) Training Course

Attend and pass the ECO(SP) training course, with the ECO(SP) training course certificate issued within 5 years1 from date of registration application

Education/Competency Qualifications

Highest Educational Qualification or WPLN Certifications:

  • WPLN L7in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy;
  • WPLN L6in reading, listening, speaking, writing and numeracy, with 2 years of relevant working experience3;
  • Degreeof any discipline; or
  • Diplomaof any discipline, with 2 years of relevant working experience3

Relevant Work Experience (If applicable)

Testimonial/Employment Letter5

Photo ID

Submit a photo ID that meets NEA’s requirement:

  • Recent coloured digital photograph with white background
  • Dimension of 35 mm wide by 45 mm high
  • Showing full face with visible upper shoulders and uniform lighting exposure
  • No filter or modification of the face
  • Image file in jpg, jpeg or png file extension and no more than 5 MB

Identification Card

Front and back of NRIC/Employment Pass/Work Permit6

Registration Fee

$160
Note: Registration fees will be reviewed from time to time.

Other training-related requirements (For renewal of registration only)

Complete an additional course, seminar or conference that is relevant to the work of an ECO(SP)

1 If the training course certificate is more than 5 years ago, applicant may opt to take the assessment or retake the course to obtain an updated course certificate. Please refer to the training partner’s website.

2 Please visit https://www.britishcouncil.sg/exam/wpln for more details on the WPLN assessment

3 Cleaning services, environmental engineering, environmental health, estate management, pest control, waste management or any other area that, in the opinion of the Director-General, is within the scope of an ECO(SP)’s duties under the Environmental Public Health (Registration of Environmental Control Coordinators and Environmental Control Officers) Regulations 2021.

4 Degree/Diploma from Universities/Polytechnics or Institutions of Higher Learning recognised by the Director-General of Public Health (DGPH)

5 You may use testimonial, letter of appointment or other relevant document(s), endorsed by an authorised personnel with a company’s letterhead or stamp, as proof of relevant work experience [i.e. the document should describe the period of work and duties which is relevant to an ECO(SP)].

6 Please provide the SGWorkPass QR details for the application. The applicant should be in the 'service' sector. More information is available at www.mom.gov.sg/sgworkpass. The new SGWorkPass app can be downloaded for free on Google and Apple's app store.

Click to download a sample copy of the electronic ECO(SP) Certificate of Registration.

For registration-related enquiries, you may contact NEA_ECO_Licences@nea.gov.sg.