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|Become a Licensed Body of the Society for the Environment|
The Society for the Environment is the body responsible for the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) professional registrations. Since receiving its Royal Charter in 2004, the Society has overseen the registration of over 9,000 environmental professionals, drawn from a diverse range of fields, such as engineering, forestry and waste management.
As an umbrella organisation, the Society currently comprises twenty-five professional organisations as Constituent Bodies (CBs) - our members. These organisations promote the Society and its work, sit on the Society's council, and help to make strategic decisions.
Currently all twenty-five CBs have also been licensed by the Society to award the CEnv registration to their appropriately experienced and knowledgeable members, with three of these bodies also licensed to award REnvTech status.
This page lays out the process of becoming a new CB and Licensed Body (LB) and serves as a useful summary of the important information for prospective CBs/LBs. The Licensed Body Practice Direction provides in greater detail the exact requirements and obligations for CBs and LBs.
The first step in obtaining a licence to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registration is to join the Society for the Environment as a Constituent Body (CB).
Although there are not currently any CBs without a licence to award CEnv status, it is possible for an organisation to remain solely a CB indefinitely, provided they continue to fulfil their obligations.
To become a Constituent Body, an organisation must:
To become a Licensed Body, a CB must:
There are several obligations that must be met to remain either a
Constituent or a Licensed Body.
Constituent Bodies must:
Licensed Bodies must also:
To become a Constituent Body (CB), an organisation must complete the application form, supplying evidence demonstrating that it meets the criteria described above. A review will then be undertaken to determine whether the professional body can become a CB.Reviews are carried out following ISO standard quality assurance procedures, by two reviewers appointed by the Society. The review includes the examination of documents provided in the application, as well as an interview of relevant CB staff. A report will be made to the Society's Council for a decision on whether to allow the professional body to become a CB.
Constituent Bodies that wish to obtain a licence and become a Licensed Body (LB) must fill in a different application form and attend a similar review. The reviewers will then report to the Society’s Registration Authority (RA) which will decide on whether to approve the license application, either with or without specified conditions being met.
The RA will only reject a license application if major non-conformances with the criteria outlined above are found during the review that cannot be eliminated from the system by the next RA meeting. In this case, the prospective Licensed Body will be encouraged to re-apply once the issues have been resolved.
For more information on becoming a CB or LB, please contact Head of Licensing, Registration and Standards Geoff Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org