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There are five criteria the potential Chartered Environmentalists must meet to be eligible for registration.
1. Professionally qualified individual membership, or equivalent, of a Licensed Body, bringing the applicant within that body’s Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures
There are currently 24 Professional Bodies that are licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist status.
2. Possession of a relevant Master’s level degree or equivalent level of knowledge. The equivalent knowledge will be determined by the Licensed Body.
Relevant academic qualifications and their levels shall be determined by the Licensed Body. Relevance will be guided by the environmental and sustainable development content of the course, and its alignment to the competences, particularly those in Groups A and B.
3. Possess of sufficient, relevant and responsible practical experience to be able to demonstrate the Competences. Ordinarily, this would be four or more years. The sufficiency of experience will be determined by the Licensed Body.
4. Demonstrable underpinning environmental knowledge and an ability to apply it in practice.
Each applicant for registration shall ordinarily have at least the equivalent of four years’ full-time relevant work-based practice. This need not be contiguous.
To be considered as relevant, work-based practice must have a direct and distinct environmental focus and/or context.
The relevant work-based practice may comprise paid employment, voluntary activity, academic work placements or research, but may not include pure academic study.
Experience that develops general professional competences, for example, general communication and presentation skills, research skills and project managements skills may be included at the discretion of the Licensed Body, and in proportion to the CEnv competencies.
The nature of relevant work-based practice will reflect the domain of each individual Licensed Body, but it is a requirement that it should be environmental in nature and clearly reflect the CEnv competences. The Licensed Body may consult the Registration Authority for further determination of relevance.
5. Willingness to comply with the Society’s Code of Ethics and the requirements of their Licensed Body relating to continuing professional development.