Charterships offered by the IES

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

The CSci designation demonstrates a high level of competence and professionalism in science. At present there are over around 10,500 Chartered Scientists working across all sectors of science. Being chartered is the mark of professional recognition and being a Chartered Scientist allows all scientists working at the full professional level to be recognised on an equal footing.

CEnv versus CSci

Whilst the IES does not view its two Charterships in a hierarchical way and does not promote one above the other, we appreciate that time and financial restriction can lead our members to having to chose between the two. We therefore have provided the following table for members to compare the merits of the two designations.

Factors CEnv CSci
Emphasis Sustainability Science
Skills & knowledge covered Sustainability, problem analysis, methodology application, horizon scanning, influencing, leadership & management, communication, stakeholder management, ethics and CPD Methodology application, communication, project management, teamwork, influencing, CPD and ethics
Number Registered 7,500 8,700
CPD Annual submission Annual submission
Application cost £331 / £499 £128 / £399
Annual cost £59 £71
Mandatory interview Yes No
Workshop CEnv in a Day CSci Accelerated
Code of ethics Yes Yes
Competencies 12 15
Registration Authority SocEnv Science Council
Established 2004 2004
Required grade Member or Fellow Member or Fellow

Chartership choice by field

Re-grade to Member

To apply for Chartership you need to be a Full Member or Fellow. Existing Associate members can apply for a re-grade using this form.

For those wishing to re-grade their membership or to rejoin after a career break.

Relevant contact

Lisa Abbott

Office Administrator