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The First Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) Leads the Way

A Milestone for Environmental Professionalism - The First Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) Leads the Way.

It comes with a huge degree of excitement that the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) can announce the very first successful application for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) registration. The applicant successfully applied for REnvP via their membership of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) during the soft launch phase of the new cross-sector environmental registration.

Rhianna Jarvis REnvP, Partnerships and Development Lead at the IES at the time of her application, responded to the news that she had become REnvP number one:

“I am really pleased to have achieved my REnvP and to be the first person to receive this valuable new registration. Coming from a non-environmental science background, obtaining the REnvP provided me with an excellent platform to demonstrate my knowledge and experience around sustainability. The process of completing the REnvP encourages you to undertake a valuable process of reflection on your career to date and focus on areas of progression for the future.

“Completing the assessment via the IES meant I could undertake a Peer-Reviewed Interview (PRI) which suited my skill set and made the process much more enjoyable. I look forward to using this qualification in my new role at Sustrans.”

Since achieving REnvP status, Rhianna has changed jobs and become the Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sustrans. She has also appeared as a guest on SocEnv’s latest EnvCast podcast to share her experience of gaining REnvP and what inspired her to apply. Watch the video version of the podcast here:

Gary Kass, Chair of the IES, expressed his delight for Rhianna and support for the registration:

“As Chair of the IES, I am delighted that Rhianna has become the first person to achieve Registered Environmental Practitioner registration. This clearly demonstrates Rhianna’s competence, skills and commitment as a professional working to enhance and protect the environment. It recognises Rhianna’s undoubted abilities to work at a high professional standard, where she has a strong track record in developing, implementing and championing good environmental practices.

“The IES is a strong supporter of this new register that fills in an important gap between our Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registers. We look forward to registering many more IES members as REnvP over the coming years.”

Commenting on this milestone for environmental professionalism, SocEnv Chief Executive, Dr Emma Wilcox said:

“The official launch of REnvP signals a fantastic opportunity for professionals, organisations and the environment. It offers professional registration to a whole new community and will support our future leaders on their journey to environmental Chartership. With more and more companies waking up to their environmental responsibilities, the need for credible environmental professionals recognised by their peers for their competence and commitment to a code of professional conduct has never been higher.

“Huge congratulations to Rhianna for her achievement. She leads the way for environmental practitioners across sectors, disciplines and continents to prove and showcase their environmental credentials.”


Become an REnvP

Professionals working at a practitioner level within their environmental work can now apply for REnvP registration via their membership of one of the following professional bodies:

Arboricultural Association
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
Institute of Water
Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)
Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)
Society of Operations Engineers (SOE)
Find out more about REnvP by visiting

Who can be a REnvP? Registered Environmental Practitioner explained.

In this video David Lloyd-Roach (pictured), Chair of the Society's Registration Authority and Director of Qualifications at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), explains who can and should apply for the REnvP professional registration.