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.


Streamlined Route to CEnv for Chartered Engineers and Chartered Scientists

If you are a Chartered Engineer or a Chartered Scientist you are already committed to sustainable development and the Institute of Water can offer you a streamlined application route to become a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). Adding the CEnv qualification demonstrates to employers and peers that you take your environmental responsibilities as seriously as your scientific and engineering ones.

You will still need to undergo Professional Review (application and interview) but this will focus on the competence areas not covered by CEng or CSci. You will also need to submit a CPD record covering at least the last two years with learning activities relevant to current or future environmental practice and an explanation of your development goals.

We are running this offer as a pilot so don’t delay, download the relevant guidance and application forms below:

If you are already a Chartered Engineer:

CEnv specification for CEng registrants

CEnv application form for CEng registrants

CEnv short guide for CEng registrants

If you are already a Chartered Scientist:

CEnv specification for CSci registrants

CEnv application form for CSci registrants

CEnv short guide for CSci registrants



  • 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 until 31st March 2021

For guidance and advice on professional registration, contact Sarah Dunn, Professional Registration Manager, 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.