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Registered Environmental Technician Registration | REnvTech

REnvTech professional registration establishes proven knowledge, experience and commitment to professional standards. This externally verified achievement enhances career prospects, instils trust and provides added confidence.

Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) is the professional title for environmental technicians who come from a broad range of professions across industry, education and the public sector. They apply sustainable thinking throughout their work, they implement environmental good practice and they adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct.

Professionals have been judged by their peers to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of environmental principles by meeting the REnvTech competences (see below). Applicants should showcase environmental knowledge equivalent to a level 3 qualification (e.g. A level or an advanced apprenticeship), typically with at least two years’ full-time, relevant work-based practice.

Supporting management processes, completing practical project tasks, implementing continued good practice, contributing to reports and working as efficient technicians are examples of regular roles carried out by REnvTech registrants. Technicians are the doers – they’re in the workshop, out in the field, researching, problem solving and checking off project tasks. REnvTech highlights that they will do this professionally and with competence. They keep the cogs turning on our journey to a more sustainable world.

REnvTech can also offer a progression route to REnvP, then on to CEnv if that’s your aim. Alternatively, REnvTech can be the perfect fit for you and your career aims, enhancing your employability, confidence and credibility.

On this page you will find:

  • How to become a REnvTech
  • The benefits of REnvTech registration
  • Guidance and inspiration
  • REnvTech FAQs.

REnvTech application process in short

1. Find a relevant Licensed Member

To apply for and to retain REnvTech registration you must be a member of a professional body licensed by SocEnv (a “Licensed Member”) to award REnvTech to members.

Our Licensed Members

2. Contact the Licensed Member(s)

Contact their membership team to discuss becoming a member (if not already), your eligibility for REnvTech, the support available, the applicable fees and the next steps.

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3. Application submission

Your application should evidence how you meet the REnvTech competences (detailed below), alongside any additional supporting information requested by the Licensed Member.

4. Professional Review Interview

The Licensed Member may invite you to complete a Professional Review Interview (PRI) as an opportunity to expand on your application and/or to support your accessibility needs.

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).

Benefits of REnvTech registration

Video | The Pathway to CEnv or REnvTech

In this recorded webinar, we detail the process of becoming a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) in the form of an interview with our Head of Licensing, Registration and Standards, Geoff Atkins. This includes the prerequisites for applying, the application process and information relating to the competences required for registration. Recorded in 2019.

How to apply for REnvTech registration

REnvTech competences


Video | From REnvTech to CEnv. Gemma Williams CEnv

Gemma is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) via the Institute of Water, having made the transition from Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech). At the time, the Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) registration was yet to be launched.