Environmental Professional Registration
Showcase your knowledge, experience, professionalism and commitment to good environmental practice. Achieve Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) professional registration.
Being an environmental registrant is about having the professional knowledge, experience and commitment to apply sustainable thinking throughout your work in the progressive levels and stages of your career. Professional registration is widely recognised as a mark to be trusted and carries a strong reputation for quality around the world.
Would you like to stand out from the crowd and lead the way towards a more sustainable future? Provide assurance of your competence to employers, clients and stakeholders by achieving CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech.
Applications are completed via membership of one of SocEnv’s Licensed Member professional bodies. Our Licensed Members cover a wide range of sectors including; engineering, construction, environmental management, environmental sciences, agriculture, fisheries, water, energy, waste management, surveying, ecology, arboriculture and more.
Choose your registration
The globally recognised gold standard for demonstrating your knowledge and commitment to high standards of practice and professionalism.
Registered Environmental Practitioner
External verification of up to date competence and experience, setting REnvP professionals apart from other practitioners working in their field.
Registered Environmental Technician
Confirm your technical skills in environmental practices to increase levels of trust, influence and responsibility – enhancing your career prospects.
Professional registration step by step
1. Find your registration
CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech? A choice based on your level of environmental knowledge and experience, aligned to the competence requirements for your target registration. Select a registration to view the competences.
2. Join a Licensed Member
To apply for a registration you must be a member of a professional body licensed by SocEnv (a “Licensed Member”) at an appropriate grade. Ensure your target registration is available via that Licensed Member.Licensed Member Details
3. Have a conversation
Contact your chosen Licensed Member membership team to discuss your eligibility, the next steps, the support available, any timelines involved, the applicable fees and to request your application documents.Find Contact Details
4. Application & interview
Provide evidence of how you meet each competence for that registration, alongside any supporting information requested. CEnv (occasionally REnvP and REnvTech) applicants then complete a Professional Review Interview.
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).
Each of the three professional registrations are aligned in a way that enables structured progression from REnvTech to REnvP to CEnv. However, it is also the case that each registration can be the perfect fit for your career level and future plans.
Many use the registrations to demonstrate progression as their level of practical experience, influence, responsibility and technical expertise increases – e.g. from practitioner level (REnvP) to Chartership level (CEnv). Achieving REnvP is an ideal way to signal your intention to gain CEnv registration in the near future and your early commitment to professional development – highly valued by employers.
The progression stages can be identified throughout the required competences for each registration.
Video | The pathway to achieve professional registration
Detailing the process of becoming a CEnv and a REnvTech in the form of an interview with Geoff Atkins, our Head of Licencing, Registration and Standards. We include the prerequisites for applying, the application process and information relating to the competences required for registration. This webinar was recorded before REnvP was launched, but still includes transferable information for aspiring REnvP applicants.
More about Joel
My CEnv accreditation demonstrates to my employers and clients that I have the technical knowledge and experience that ensures they are receiving the best possible advice. It shows that I am dedicated to helping clients make positive changes to ensure sustainable use of land and resources.Joel Paterson CEnv (via RICS)
Bowlts Chartered Surveyors, Rural Chartered Surveyor
More about Rhianna
The REnvP registration is great as: it recognises skills, knowledge and competence gained from a wide range of sectors and experiences, making it achievable and accessible to a wide group of professionals.Rhianna Jarvis REnvP
Sustrans, Corporate Partnerships Manager
More about Kath
I have always had an interest in biology, natural history, conservation and the environment. I wanted to turn this interest into a globally recognised professional qualification which would reflect my professionalism and technical abilities - hence my decision to become a Chartered Environmentalist.Kath Norgrove CEnv
Severn Trent, Water Distribution Network Optimisation Specialist
More about John
I have no hesitation in recommending CEnv registration to IChemE members. It’s easy to apply, the application process is well established and seamless between IChemE and SocEnv. There is also access to additional information on environmental matters and opportunities to network with many Chartered Environmentalists from a wide range of professional backgrounds.John Hung CEnv
bp International, Global Category Manager (Downstream Operations/Projects)
More about Jacqui
I completed my CEnv on the last day before I went off on maternity leave with my second child. I felt that this professional qualification would add to my credibility and maximise my career options on my return to work. As a Chartered Engineer in an environmental field, at that difficult moment in any Mum’s career, it felt right to get the recognition for the skills I had been working hard to develop in the Environment Agency and before that in the Steel Industry.Jacqui Murray CEnv
Innovate UK, Deputy Director, Faraday Battery Challenge
View Nick's Registration Profile
Being a CEnv gives me a lot of confidence knowing that I have been judged by my peers to be working at the highest level of competency within my discipline. I also feel it gives my clients the confidence that I am capable with dealing with even the most complex and potentially high profile environmental challenges.Nicholas Wright CEnv MCIEEM
Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd, Associate Director of Ecology (Scotland)