Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

As a Licensed Body of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), CIEEM can offer our Full and Fellow Members the option to apply for Chartered Environmentalist status.

Chartered Environmentalists represent environmental professionals working in the UK and around the world. Leading teams and departments, advising governments and working as hands on practitioners, they use their specialist knowledge and broader environmental understanding to apply sustainable thinking throughout their daily working life.

Chartered Environmentalists come from a broad range of professions across industry, government, education and the public sector. They all have a high degree of expertise in their field and a commitment to environmental best practice.


To be eligible to apply for Chartered Environmentalist status you must have the relevant education, training and experience and carry out your work to high professional and ethical standards.

Additionally, you will need to:

  • be a Fellow or Full Member of CIEEM;
  • be able to evidence the required level of knowledge and experience in your written application and at a Professional Review Interview;
  • demonstrate knowledge of, competence in and engagement with sustainable management of the environment; and
  • agree to comply with the SocEnv Code of Professional Conduct as well as CIEEM’s Code of Professional Conduct and Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Supporting your CEnv application 

Your Chartered Environmentalist application will be assessed against the requirements of each of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv)’s Key Competencies.


How much does it cost?

The total fee for registering as a Chartered Environmentalist is currently made up of the following:

Application Fee: 
£95.00 – Initial assessment fee (incl VAT, non-refundable)

Previously unsuccessful CEnv applicants will receive a 50% reduction of the initial assessment fee if their new application is received by the Secretariat within 12 months of the notification of their outcome.

In order to pass Stage 1, all competencies must be assessed as being sufficiently evidenced.  If you are required to resubmit any competencies (up to a maximum of two), there will be an additional administration fee of £15.00.

PLEASE NOTE: The Stage 1 fee is due with your initial application. If your application is successful, you will be asked if you wish to complete Stage 2. The Stage 2 fee is due upon invitation to a Professional Review Interview (PRI) and must be paid in advance of your interview.

£109.00 – Professional Review Interview fee (including VAT, non-refundable)

Registration Fee: £90.00 (payable on successful application)
£90.00 – CEnv registration fee (VAT exempt).

There will be an annual SocEnv fee payable to maintain your chartered status. This fee is currently £61.00 and made up of a £46.00 subscription fee plus a £15.00 (VAT inclusive) administration fee. It will be payable along with your CIEEM membership renewal each year.

How to apply

The process for applying for Chartered Environmentalist consists of two parts and both of these must be passed in order to be successful. Both stages are assessed against the requirements of each of the Society for the Environment’s Key Competencies. You must first complete a written application within which you must demonstrate to the assessors that you meet the minimum standards of competence required at Stage 1. If successful, you will be invited to attend a Professional Review Interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate that you are practising at or above the required standard by drawing on your relevant experience as an environmental professional.

Applications will be accepted at any time and processed in the order they are received.

CIEEM’s application assessment process is subject to change.  Please ensure that you are using the up-to-date application form when applying and if in any doubt, please contact before submitting your application.

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