What is Chartered Environmentalist?

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Chartered environmentalists come from no single profession but operate across all professional sectors. There are over 7,500 registered Chartered environmental professionals. The CEnv qualification denotes sound knowledge, proven experience and a profound commitment to sustainable best practice within their particular profession and field of expertise.

Why become a Chartered Environmentalist?

As an environmental practitioner you will be aware of the multitude of global environmental challenges which face society. Public expectations and demands on your knowledge and experience will continue to increase. 

Graphs comparing salaries of CEnv versus MemberEnvironmental practitioners will need to demonstrate professionalism with ever greater rigour and transparency, this can be achieved through an independently regulated qualification that cuts across all professional disciplines. 

Who can become a Chartered Environmentalist?

You can apply to become a Chartered Environmentalist if you are a Full Member or Fellow of the IES. This usually involves having at least four years’ professional experience in order to have the necessary knowledge and have had sufficient experience to meet the competency requirements, and having achieved a relevant masters-level degree or ability to demonstrate equivalent level of knowledge through experience.

Candidates need to demonstrate their competence in four main areas: knowledge and understanding of the environment and sustainability, leading sustainable management of the environment, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and personal commitment to professional standards and obligations to society and the environment.

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    CEnv profile

    Jeremy is a freelance contractor for consulting companies in South East England, working primarily in assessing waste streams from construction and demolition sites and undertaking site investigations for contaminated land. This might involve supervising drilling work, groundwater sampling...

    Routes to becoming a CEnv

    Self-guided route

    • Complete the process at your own speed
    • Support from the IES through the mentoring scheme
    Application stage £144
    Interview stage £190
    Total £334

    CEnv workshop route

    • Complete the full process quickly
    • Tailored advice on completing the report
    • Gives confidence ahead of the interview
    • Further support available through the Mentoring Scheme
    Workshop £499

    Fees include CEnv registration and subscription until the end of the calendar year. Reductions are available for unemployed Members - contact us for further details.

    Relevant documents

    A form to apply for Chartered Environmentalist through the self-guided route

    An application to apply for the next CEnv in a Day Workshop.

    All you need to know about applying for the CEnv designation.

    How we assesses whether Chartership candidates are working at Masters Level.

    Next available workshops

    29 July 2024

    Mentoring Scheme

    Be matched with a CEnv in your field to receive tailored feedback on your report, and advice on performance in the Professional Review Interview.

    Download the IES Mentoring Handbook for more information about the scheme and how to sign up, and Sally Hughes if you have any questions.