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There are five criteria potential Registered Environmentalist Technicians must meet to be eligible for registration.
1. Professionally qualified individual membership, or equivalent, of a Licensed Body, bringing the applicant within that bodies Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures
There are currently 2 Professional Bodies that are licensed to award the Registered Environmental Technician status; the Institute of Water and The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).
2. A level of knowledge, understanding and skills equivalent to at least Level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2013). The equivalent level of knowledge will be determined by the Licensed Body.
Relevant educational 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 practical experience to be able to demonstrate the competences. 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 two 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 educational study.
Experience that develops general professional competences, for example, general communication and presentation skills, research skills and project management skills may be included at the discretion of the Licensed Body, and in proportion to the REnvTech competences.
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 REnvTech competences. The Licensed Body may consult the Registration Authority for further determination of relevance.
5. Willingness to comply with the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct and the requirements of their Licensed Body relating to continuing professional development.