Environmental Control Officer

Course Details

Day Course:
5.5 days
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm
Sat: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Evening Course:
16 sessions (3 hrs per session)
Mon, Wed & Fri: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

48 hrs (excluding a 2-hr exam)

Singapore Polytechnic

What is this course about?

To train construction site supervisor on the environmental health control work. The primary aim of the ECO scheme is for the contractors to take a more pro-active role to ensure that construction sites are kept free of environmental health problems.

Suitable for

Supervisory staff in the construction industry.

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A degree from the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University or other universities which is acceptable to the Commissioner; or
  • A technical diploma from a local polytechnic with two years of relevant working experience in environmental engineering, pest control estate management, environmental health or other work which is relevant to the work of the ECO; or
  • Is a Registered Safety Officer under the "Workplace Safety and Health Act and / or Workplace Safety and Health (Workplace Safety and Health Officers) Regulations", provided his certificate of registration has not expired or been cancelled.
  • As the Environmental Control Officer (ECO) course is conducted in English, all applicants are required to have a good working knowledge of the language.

Course Outline

- Roles and Responsibilities of ECO
- Environmental Public Health Law
- Vector Control
- Air Pollution Control
- Noise Pollution Control
- Water Pollution and Drainage Control
- Prevention & Control of Infectious Disease and Food Hygiene
- Solid Waste Management

Mode of Assessment

There will be a 2-hour e-Exam (100 multiple choice questions) 2 weeks after the end of the course.

Participants are required to meet the 75% attendance requirement to be able to sit for the examination,

ECO Refresher Exam
(Applicable for ex-ECO student who has been awarded with a Certificate of Performance (COP))

For ex-ECO students who have attended the ECO Course more than 5 years ago, you are strongly encouraged to study the new course syllabus and obtain an updated Certificate of Performance (COP). You will be provided a set of course materials for self-study and will sit a 2-hr exam. The updated Certificate of Performance (COP) may be required for new ECO licence registration with National Environment Agency (NEA).

Please note that Deferment of ECO exam is not allowed.


A Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate) will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and whose attendance is not less than 75%

Attending and passing ECO course will NOT automatically lead to the successful registration as an ECO with National Environment Agency (NEA).  

Graduates are strongly encouraged to register for an ECO licence within 5 years after passing the ECO course.

For ECO Licence registration requirements, and information on the role of the ECO, please refer to here.  ECO licence applications may be submitted via the GoBusiness platform: https://www.gobusiness.gov.sg/licences

Please NOTE the ‘Notification on Changes to Environmental Control Officer (ECO) Licences’ Circular (12 Nov 2019) by NEA.


This course is accredited under the Registered Workplace Safety & Health Officers' Continuing Professional Development Programme. Participants will gain 11 SDUs upon completion of the course. Course participants must complete this course with at least 75% attendance rate.

Course Fees payable:

The Nett Course Fee payable is subjected to SSG's approval. 

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above
$530.10 (Incl. Gst) $158.10 (incl. Gst) $158.10 (incl. Gst) $995.10 (incl. Gst)


Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here.  Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.




ECO Course

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

ECO Refresher Exam

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[[Applicable for ex-ECO student who has been awarded with a Certificate of Performance (COP)]]

Course Date:

Intake 129 (Day Class)

31 May to 5 Jun 2021
Date of exam: 16 Jun 2021


Intake 130 (Evening Cass)

5 July to 11 Aug 2021
Date of exam: 25 Aug 2021 


Registration Period:


15 Feb to 31 Mar 2021 

<Registration will be closed once seats are filled>


Date: 14 Apr 2021,

Wednesday, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Registration Closing Date: 1 Apr 2021


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration
2. Please upload the following documents during your registration.

2.1. Copy of NRIC or Employment Pass; and
2.2. Copy of Degree or Technical Diploma from a local polytechnic  with a letter from current employer with date joined, designation and job descriptions or a valid RSO Pass;

The Original documents will be required for verification during the enrolment exercise

The successful applicants will be notified via email to come for enrolment and make payment (via NETs/Cheque)

1. Applications without ALL the above required supporting documents will be considered incomplete and rejected.
2. Singapore Polytechnic regrets that we will not be able to inform individual applicants of the incomplete documentation.
3. PACE reserves the right to withdraw applicants without having Minimum Entry Requirement from the course.
4. No Deferment of ECO exam is allowed.

Application Procedure

1. Applicants are required to upload their COP (Certificate of Performance) during online registration.
2. Applicants will not be allowed to take the assessment if they failed to upload their COP and no refund if payment is made.

3. Applicants are advised to register at least 2 weeks ahead of the exam date to study for the exam.


Appeal and refund will not be entertained 

Terms and Conditions

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.

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