Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)

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CIWEM offers the widest range of charterships and technical membership grades of any professional institute in the water and environment sector, reflecting our engagement with the widest spectrum of environmental issues.

If you are currently a member of CIWEM (MCIWEM), you also have the opportunity to apply for the Society for the Environment registration Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP).

Becoming a Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)

Registration provides recognition of your professional achievements and allows you to engage with people and experiences that will continue your development. CIWEM will provide support to ensure your personal growth is not neglected due to the pressures of your everyday life.

Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) is a professional registration recognising the competence, skills and commitment of professionals working to enhance or protect the environment. Becoming a REnvP demonstrates that you have signed a code of professional conduct and have been judged by your peers to be working at a professional standard, consistently implementing, developing and advocating good environmental practices.

As part of your career aspirations, you may wish to use REnvP as a clear pathway to environmental Chartership. The REnvP and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) competences are directly linked, offering a progressionary route to your chartership goal. Whilst gaining the additional knowledge and experience required for CEnv, you can demonstrate your ambition with REnvP registration.

Watch the Society for the Environments short video on 'An Introduction to REnvP' below:

Why become a Registered Environmental Practitioner?

Gaining environmental professional registration is a great way of demonstrating your competence. Registered environmental professionals (CEnv, REnvP and REnvTech) often cite increased confidence and professional credibility as direct key benefits of their registration.

Watch the Society for the Environments short video on 'Why should I apply for REnvP?' below:

Who can join?

To be eligible for REnvP, you will need to:

  • Be a member (MCIWEM)
  • Have a level of knowledge and skills equivalent to at least Level 5 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (e.g. HND, Foundation Degree, DipHE), or equivalent level of knowledge through professional practice
  • Have at least two year’s full-time relevant post-graduation work-based experience
  • Maintain a continuing professional development (CPD) record
  • Agree to comply with the CIWEM Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics and Society for the Environment Code of Professional Conduct

Watch the Society for the Environments short video on 'Who can be a REnvP?' below:

All applicants for REnvP, need to demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment, which can also be viewed below:

A1: Have underpinning knowledge of sustainability principles in the management of the environment.

A2: Apply environmental knowledge and principles in pursuit of sustainable environmental management.

A3: Analyse and evaluate problems from an environmental perspective and develop practical sustainable solutions.

B1: Promote behavioural and cultural change by influencing other sectors to secure environmental improvements that go beyond minimum statutory requirements.

B2: Implement and adhere to a strategic environmental approach.

B3: Determine, allocate and supervise tasks.

C1: Communicate the environmental case, confidently, clearly, autonomously and competently.

C2: Ability to liaise with, negotiate with, handle conflict and advise others, in individual and/or group environments (either as a leader or member).

D1: Promote and advance a sustainable and resilient approach by understanding their personal responsibility for environmental damage and improvement.

D2: Take responsibility for professional competence and personal development by undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

D3: Identify and work to resolve environmental ethical conflicts.

D4: Understand and demonstrate compliance with relevant codes of conduct and practice.

Application Requirements

If you are already an MCIWEM member, you can apply straight away. You will need to submit your application through the application portal, choosing MCIWEM and uploading the following documents. If you would like to apply for REnvP and are not already a member, you can find out more about becoming MCIWEM here.

The application requirements for REnvP are:

  • Submit a copy of your most up-to-date CV
  • Submit copies of relevant certificates signed by your sponsors
  • Have two sponsors who are CIWEM members (MCIWEM), one of which must hold CEnv or REnvP who can review your application. You will need to submit a signed letter from each of your sponsors alongside your application confirming they have done this
  • CPD record for two years
  • Complete a Mandatory Competence Attainment Report that describes how your practical experience meets the REnv competences

You can find detailed application guidance here.

Please note there are application deadlines to apply, which you can find here.

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CPD guidance

Registered Environmental Practitioner application guidance

Mandatory Competence Attainment Report

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