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CPD Accreditation
University Accreditation
Professional Development Schemes

CIWEM accredits a wide variety of educational activities that are identifiable to Water Environment professionals as high quality and relevant to the current professional standards within the industry.

Benefits of CPD Accreditation:

  • Increase your reputation as a leading training provider through use of the CIWEM Accredited logo.
  • Draw on our educational expertise and receive free advice on the latest industry requirements and regulations to enhance your CPD content.
  • Market to our growing membership base of a wide range of Water Environment professionals.

For more information on how to apply for CIWEM Accreditation please email

Educational programs which have been professionally accredited have had their curriculum and facilities subjected to a demanding evaluation against external standards commonly held by the profession concerned. The current accredited courses are listed below.

CIWEM will accredit academic courses to meet the educational requirements for membership of the Institution at appropriate grades, provided that:

  • The academic content of the course(s) relate to the disciplines of the water and environmental management professions as specified in the Institution’s Charter and Bye-Laws, and, if appropriate;
  • The course(s) meet the criteria and standards of the relevant Registration Authority, e.g. the Science Council and Society for the Environment.

For more information on how to apply for CIWEM Accreditation please email

Current accredited programmes:

    'The CIWEM Panel were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Our students greatly appreciated the Panel's interest in them and their work' - Debbie Ford, WISE Centre for Doctoral Training.

    'CIWEM Accreditation provides us with: partnership with industry; to stay up-to-date and relevant; to expose our students to employer network; for extra-curricular activities / talks; to involve active industry practitioners in our courses; for visibility of our courses and graduates (by employers); to feed into the professions (future employees and university expertise and research).' - Dr Douglas Fraser Sheffield Hallam University

    A CIWEM Accredited Professional Development Scheme ensures a streamlined route for companies to provide their employees a structured, quality assured route towards Professional Recognition.

    Benefits of a CIWEM Accredited Professional Development Scheme:

    • Enhances your reputation as an employer and aids the recruitment of graduates and Water Environment professionals.
    • Provides a structured, streamlined route for the development of staff towards our 4 Chartered statuses.
    • Develops staff through a structured training scheme which enables employees to realise their full potential.

    For more information about how to get your company scheme accredited or how to join one of the schemes, please call 0207 831 3110 or email

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    Whether you are studying, actively looking to progress your career, or already extensively experienced, our membership will add value and recognition to your achievements. We can actively help you progress throughout your career.

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