To become a REnvTech, you must be a member of one of the three Licensed Bodies who award it (Nuclear Institute, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Institute of Water).
Registration as a Registered Environmental Technician is open to any who demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment. Individuals generally develop these through a combination of education and work experience.
The required education entails a level of knowledge, understanding and skills equivalent to at least Level 3, with the equivalent level of knowledge determined by the Licensed Body. Typically, an applicant will have the equivalent of at least two years’ full-time relevant work-based practice although this need not be contiguous.
To be considered as relevant, work-based practice must have a direct and distinct environmental focus or context. This may comprise paid employment, voluntary activity, academic work placements or research, but may not include pure educational study.
Experience that develops general professional competences, such as 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 relevance of work-based practice should reflect the domain of each individual Licensed Body, and be environmental in nature while clearly reflecting the REnvTech competences listed below.
Finally, in order to be eligible for REnvTech status, a candidate must be willing to comply with the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct, as laid out below in the “How to Apply” section.