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Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) is the professional title for environmental technicians. Registered Environmental Technicians come from a broad range of professions across industry, government, education and the public sector. They all have demonstrated they apply sustainable thinking through their working lives and a commitment to environmental best practice.
To gain their registration, individuals have been judged by their peers to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the environment and sustainable management together with their personal commitment to maintaining the required levels of professionalism and their own competence through continued professional development.
Registration sets REnvTechs apart from others working in their field. It establishes proven knowledge, experience and commitment to professional standards, and enhances career prospects.
Stand out from the crowd
A Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registration demonstrates that an individual, has been judged by their peers, to have the ability to apply sustainable thinking through their working live. This highlights key environmental competences when compared to others in the sector as all Registered Environmental Technicians must be able to demonstrate
The option to use the post-nominal letters "REnvTech" provides a clear way for Registered Environmental Technicians to signal this knowledge and expertise to employers and potential clients.
Showcase continuing commitment to profession
An employer employing a Registered Environmental Technician can have confidence in the environmental competence and professionalism of their employee knowing their employee has 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 Registered Environmental Technicians within a business ensures operational teams and the potential leaders of tomorrow help businesses continually make sustainable operational decisions day in day out. This helps to enhance public trust in environmental services and those responsible for environmental related decisions.
Join the network
Registered Environmental Technicians 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.
Becoming a Registered Environmental Technician provides a wealth of new opportunities for professional development:
The video below describes more of the benefits to becoming an REnvTech, and provides insight from both an existing REnvTech and a CEnv mentor.
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.
In addition to eligibility criteria stated above, successful Registered Environmental Technicians must demonstrate each of the following twelve competences, across four broad areas. A downloadable version of the competences can be found here.
A1 Have underpinning knowledge of sustainability principles in the management of the environment.
A2 Apply environmental knowledge and principles in pursuit of sustainable environmental management.
A3 Analyse and evaluate problems from an environmental perspective, develop practical sustainable solutions and anticipate environmental trends to develop practical solutions.
B1 Work reliably and autonomously, within defined parameters, to the appropriate codes of practice serving as an example to others.
B2 Implement and adhere to a strategic environmental approach
B3 Determine, allocate and supervise tasks.
C1 Communicate the environmental case, confidently, clearly and competently.
C2 Ability to liaise with, negotiate with, handle conflict and advise others, in individual and/or group environments (either as a leader or member).
D. Personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment
D1 Promote and advance a sustainable and resilient approach by understanding their responsibility for environmental damage and improvement.
D2 Take responsibility for personal development and work towards and secure change and improvements for a sustainable future.
D3 Demonstrate an understanding of environmental ethical dilemmas
D4 Comply with relevant codes of conduct and practice
1. Find a Licensed Body:
To become a Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) , you must first become a member of one of the three Licensed Bodies who can award it. Fees charged for membership each of the Licensed Bodies vary, and can typically be found through their website.
Prices for registration and links to the relevant REnvTech pages are listed below for each Licensed Body. Note that the prices shown are correct as of August 2018.
2. Speak to your Licensed Body about becoming an REnvTech
Click on the links in the list above to view the REnvTech page of each website. This will direct you on how to proceed with your application within their organisation.
3. Complete your written application and submit to your Licensed Body
Each Licensed Body will have their own form and application system. These can also be found from the REnvTech page on the Licensed Body's website
4. Sign the Society's Code of Professional Conduct