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NATO Military Environmental Protection, Practices and Procedures Course (NMEPPPC)


The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the knowledge and skills to integrate NATO Environmental Protection (EP) requirements during NATO-led military operations in accordance with NATO STANAGs and policies. 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Explain NATO and international EP laws, doctrine, and responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate EP standards, compliance and risk assessment requirements for NATO forces during operations.

  • Explain best practices and demonstrate competence in conducting environmental studies for NATO-led forces in order to manage environmental factors.

  • Describe the EP compliance and improvement process

Course Length

5 days

Offerings per year


Class Size

24 max 

Security Classification

NATO Unclassified / Releasable to PfP /EU/MD/ICI/AU

Rank Limitation

Military Officer (OF-1 thru OF-4), NCO (OR-6 thru OR-9), civilian equivalent who is assigned, or selected for assignment, to a NATO or PfP Headquarters or Agency, assigned to, or earmarked for assignment, to NATO/PfP, or a Ministry of Defense, Foreign Affairs Department or subordinate military headquarters, unit or agency of any NATO or PfP country which fulfils responsibilities in support of environmental protection. 


  • Language proficiency: Students must have the following standards of proficiency in English (STANAG 6001): Listening (Good/3), Speaking (Fair/2), Reading (Good/3), Writing (Fair/2). On a case by case basis listening and reading levels can be lowered to level 2 proficiency.
  • Computer Skills: Students must be familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel capabilities.