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Chartered Environmentalist (CENV)
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The Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration represents knowledgeable, experienced, competent and committed environmental professionals. Leading teams and departments, advising governments and working as hands on practitioners, they use their specialist knowledge and broader environmental understanding to apply sustainable thinking throughout their daily working life. Chartered Environmentalists work in the UK and all over the world.

Coming from a broad range of professions across industry, government, education and the public sector, they all a high degree of expertise in their field and a commitment to environmental best practice.


Chartership as a environmental professional reflects the broad impact of their practice, recognising high levels of skill and experience, independent of discipline. Registration sets Chartered Environmentalists apart from others working in their field. It establishes proven knowledge, experience and commitment to professional standards, and enhances career prospects.

Chartered Environmentalists are able to demonstrate:

  • The theoretical knowledge of the environment to further the aims of sustainability
  • Successful application of the knowledge to lead sustainable management of the environment
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • A personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment



Stand out from the crowd:

A Chartered Environmentalist registration demonstrates that an individual, has been judged by their peers, to have a high level of skill and experience, and work at the highest possible standards for the environmental profession.

Showcase competence to employers:

An employer can have confidence in the environmental competence and professionalism of their Chartered Environmentalist employee knowing that they have committed to a Code of Professional Conduct and the maintenance of their competence through a commitment to continued professional development (CPD). 

Make a difference:

Having Chartered Environmentalists leading and making decisions helps to enhance public trust in environmental services and those responsible for environmental related decisions.

Join the network:

Chartered Environmentalists have the opportunity to join the environmental professional directory on the Society for the Environment website to be available to those looking for experts in their sector, as well as to find relevant contacts to build your network.



The Chartered Environmentalist registration is open to anyone able to demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment, set out in the Practice Direction booklet. Individuals generally develop these through a combination of education and work experience. 
The application process for becoming a Chartered Environmentalist requires masters degree level thinking which is demonstrated either through achievement of a relevant masters degree or through the submission of written work deemed to be at an equivalent level by the registration assessors.



To view the competences required for Chartered Environmentalist registration, please click here.


How to Apply

For further information on how to apply to become a Chartered Environmentalist and eligibility, please visit the how to apply page. 

Licensed Bodies for the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Register:

Society for the Environment
IC1.14a Techno Centre, Coventry Technology Park, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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