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Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

Get recognised for your environmental expertise by achieving Chartered Environmentalist status

This internationally-recognised qualification is offered to professionals who work in a wide range of fields, whose work has a strong focus on sustainability or conservation.

Becoming a Chartered Environmentalist confirms your credentials as an expert in environmental matters, giving employers, clients and peers trust in your professional capabilities.

ICE awards this title on behalf of the Society for the Environment, the leading body responsible for the registration of environment professionals.

Find out more about the Chartered Environmentalist CEnv qualification.

Why become a chartered environmentalist?

  • Get recognition of your specialist skills and experience
  • Enhance your professional reputation and enable career success
  • Access knowledge resources to aid your continuing professional development
  • Be listed in the directory of the European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP)
  • Use the CEnv post-nominal letters to advertise your skills and achievements

Meet a Chartered Environmentalist

Kate Cairns CEnv

ICE member Kate Cairns is an Independent Sustainability Advisor based in the North East of England. She qualified as a Chartered Environmentalist in June 2017.

“Sustainability has been at the heart of my professional and personal life since the beginning. I hate waste, always strive for efficiency and seek out synergies; in materials, energy, effort or time. I grew up on the beautiful wild beaches of Northumberland and have great respect for the ocean, weather, our planet and environment.

I love my job because of the diversity of tasks, projects and clients; and that I contribute to not only improving company practices but to stretching industry standards in safety, sustainability and responsibility. I work to bring out the best in companies and their operations ultimately to make a greater contribution to society through what it is built and how it is built.

Chartered status gives credit to my ambition and expertise in protecting and enhancing our precious and fragile environment. I strongly believe that engineers should not simply "harness the great sources of nature for the use and benefit of man" but should allocate an intrinsic value to its existence.

By attaining CEnv, I think I've also gained respect and credibility from colleagues and clients. It is too soon to say what this means in tangible terms (as I was only awarded the qualification a month ago at time of writing), but it's reassuring to have the recognition of my expertise and experience through this qualification.”

Kate Cairns

How can I become a chartered environmentalist?

Visit SocEnv's website to attend future webinars about becoming a CEnv.

You'll need to:

  • Be an ICE Member (MICE) or Fellow (FICE)
  • Have a relevant master’s-level degree or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Demonstrate sufficient experience to be able to meet the CEnv Key Competences
  • Pass ICE’s Chartered Environmentalist Professional Review

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