Since the Environmental Education Act passed on June 5, 2010, the Environmental Professionals Training Institute (EPTI) of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Executive Yuan, has been implementing measures related to environmental education certification regulated by the Act, such as certificate application, review, tracking, and management. This project developed the New Environmental Education Certification System (NEECS), which inherited the functions and database of the Environmental Education Certification System (EECS). The NEECS was designed to operate across platforms, mobile compatible, and fully integrated with the Smart Government Program proposed by the National Development Council. This project inventoried and integrated the overall system functions, as well as simplified application procedures and system operations. The system was redesigned and established as a new generation system with comprehensive and innovative certification functions. Through the environmental education talent database and environmental education promotion information disclosure, this project effectively utilized the environmental education personnel and promoted the environmental protection policies.
In line with the Smart Government Action Plan and the EPA’s Smart and Environmental Protection One-stop Service, this project established a system to provide smart environmental education certification services. Through the MyData platform, personalized data could be used independently. Regarding certification review, according to the amended Article 9 Section 2, 4, and 5 of the Regulations Governing the Certification and Management of the Environmental Education Personnel, this project completed the logical changes to the course hours of the environmental education personnel assessment subsystem. Changes included the reduction of the total training hours from over 120 hours to over 100 hours and the reduction of the professional field training hours from over 60 hours to over 40 hours. In addition, this project implemented logical controls on the front and back end of the system to prevent personnel from renewing and recertifying certificates using inappropriate regulations. To strengthen the system and extend the services, this project also expanded the function of the environmental education talent database, improved the use of environmental education personnel, provided units with access to information on the talents of environmental education courses, and established a quality management system to grasp the implementation effectiveness, thereby increasing employment opportunities for environmental education personnel and increasing the number of environmental education participants.