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.Find Contact Details
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.
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Holding Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) accreditation means that internally within the company my work as a biodiversity champion gets taken more seriously, and externally the company can also show its commitment to the environment, and employee development.Steve Coles REnvTech
Anglian Water, Process Controller, Wing Water Treatment Works
Gemma's Journey from REnvTech to CEnv
The support from the Institute of Water from a local and national level has been above and beyond. Members that have been through the journey themselves are always willing to help and support. I have been so lucky to have such a fantastic support network around me throughout my journey and I hope that I can continue to give back to members who now want to start their own journey to become registered. If you’re not sure where to start I strongly suggest dropping your area committee an email and they will help you on your way!Gemma Williams CEnv
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Ecology & Biodiversity Advisor
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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.
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