Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

Chartered Environmentalist status establishes professional environmentalists on a par with other professionals such as Chartered Engineers and Chartered Scientists. Being a Chartered Environmentalist is about having the professional knowledge, experience and commitment to apply sustainable thinking throughout your daily working life. Chartered Environmentalists are drawn from all professions, so if you are committed to the environment and can demonstrate this, why not apply today?


Why become a Chartered Environmentalist?

  • Enhanced professional status
  • Improved career prospects
  • Higher earnings potential
  • Employer assurance


How to become a Chartered Environmentalist

The CEnv Specification Document explains the competence standards required of a Chartered Environmentalist. Consider the standards and decide if you are ready to apply. You can download a CEnv application form and CEnv applicant short guide and follow the process as described.

All candidates for registration as a Chartered Environmentalist must be members of a professional body such as the Institute of Water. Click here to find out more about Institute of Water membership.

As part of your application you will be asked to produce a copy of your CPD record. Institute of Water members have exclusive access to our online CPD platform to support you in the recording and presenting of this, click here to find out more.



  • Professional Review Fees for Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) £168
  • Initial Registration Fees (covers registration until your next membership renewal date) for Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) £44*
  • Annual Renewal Fees for Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) £44

*Fees apply from 1st May to 30th September 2020

For guidance and advice on professional registration, contact Sarah Dunn, Professional Registration Coordinator, on 0191 422 0088 or


Meet a Chartered Environmentalist

In this video, Rachael Picken, a Senior Advisor for Scottish Water, shares her experience of applying for professional registration through the Institute of Water.