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Photo of Shamir Ghumra - Chartered Environmentalist and Director of Responsible Business at NHS Property Services. Portrait outside in front of NHS vehicle with NHS logo outside of Hinckley hospital

Chartered Environmentalist Registration | CEnv

For environmental professionals independent of discipline, Chartership reflects a high level of skill and experience, setting Chartered Environmentalists apart from others working in their field.

Across the world, CEnv registrants utilise their environmental expertise to instil client trust, transition to sustainable practices, lead departments, make strategic decisions, advise Governments and work as highly skilled practitioners. They are all making a difference, leading the way to a more sustainable world.

You could join them.

Over 7,500 professionals from a spectrum of fields including – but not limited to – engineering, forestry, ecology, resource management, agriculture, consulting, planning, environmental assessment, and air quality have achieved CEnv registration so far. Chartership is a globally recognised mark of achievement that enhances career prospects through establishing proven expertise and experience.

CEnv registrants are externally verified as dedicated, highly skilled and experienced environmental professionals.

On this page you will find:

  • How to become a CEnv
  • The benefits of CEnv registration
  • Guidance and inspiration
  • CEnv FAQs.

Main picture above: Dr Shamir Ghumra CEnv – Director of Responsible Business, NHS Property Services Ltd.

CEnv application process in short

1. Find a relevant Licensed Member

To apply for and to retain CEnv registration you must be a member of a professional body licensed by SocEnv (a “Licensed Member”) at an appropriate grade.

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2. Contact the Licensed Member(s)

Contact their membership team to discuss becoming a member (if not already), your eligibility for CEnv, the support available, the applicable fees and the next steps.

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3. Application submission

Your application should evidence how you meet the CEnv competences (detailed below), alongside any additional supporting information requested by the Licensed Member.

4. Professional Review Interview

The Licensed Member will invite you to complete a Professional Review Interview (PRI) – an opportunity to expand on your application and show how you meet each competence.

5. Code of Conduct & CPD

Your final steps are to sign SocEnv’s Code of Professional Conduct and agree to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Benefits of CEnv registration

Video | The value of CEnv registration

How has Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration has helped you and your career? That's what we asked three Chartered Environmentalists in this special webinar. Our special guests included Phillippa Pearson CEnv - Head of Water Services Science at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Becky Toal CEnv - Director at Crowberry Consulting and Zebrina Hanly CEnv - Group Environmental Manager at FirstGroup Plc.

How to apply for CEnv registration

CEnv competences

Video | How to apply for CEnv registration in 2024

Want to become a CEnv in 2024? Learn how in less than 20 minutes with this webinar recording. Details covered include the prerequisites for applying, an overview of the application process and information relating to the competences required for CEnv registration. A longer form version with added Q&A is available on our YouTube channel (also linked to in this video).


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Delve into the world of Chartered Environmentalists and discover the range of careers in these registrant profiles.

Not quite eligible for CEnv yet?

The Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) registration may be the ideal alternative for those with knowledge equivalent to a Level 5 qualification or working towards additional experience before becoming eligible to achieve CEnv registration. REnvP can be used as a stepping-stone to CEnv, but is also a perfect fit for many careers.

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