Indoor Air Quality Professionals Now Eligible to Gain CEnv and REnvTech Registration
10 January 2020
The Society is delighted to welcome the news that the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) are now accepting membership applications from indoor air quality professionals.
This decision, which was taken in November 2019 following a consultation period with the IAQM membership and a positive viability report from a dedicated working group, reflects the growing recognition of indoor air quality as a serious issue and the fact that air quality professionals are increasingly involved in undertaking indoor as well as outdoor monitoring and modelling.
The IAQM is a sister organisation of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), one of the twenty-four Professional Bodies licensed by the Society to award the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration and one of just three to award Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) to their members. This decision therefore also means that indoor air quality professionals who become members of IAQM are now eligible to become a CEnv or REnvTech.
Giving indoor air quality professionals the opportunity to join a Professional Body and become Chartered will drive professionalism in the field, providing recognition of professional expertise as well as good practice guidance and CPD opportunities. This development also increases what was already an impressively diverse number of fields and sectors in which registered environmental professionals work, reflecting the Society’s ongoing commitment to ensuring and championing high standards across the environmental profession.
Reacting to the news, Chris Rush CEnv MIAQM, Senior Associate at Hoare Lea, who has expertise in both indoor and outdoor air quality, said:
"The extension of the IAQM mission into the rapidly evolving field of indoor air quality (IAQ) is very much welcomed. The wider technical expertise and knowledge on the topic of air quality that the IAQM can bring to bear is crucial to ensure that IAQ is afforded the same rigor that has supported the work of air quality professions in the outdoor environment."
More information about this announcement can be found via the IAQM website
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