Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)

Showcase Your Environmental Capabilities as a Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)

Institute of Water is delighted to announce a new leading member benefit for those working to protect and enhance the environment. This is your chance to lead the way and become one of the first to gain a professional registration newly launched by the Society for the Environment.

In addition to Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) a brand-new environmental professional registration is available to members with appropriate environmental knowledge and experience – Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP).

REnvP recognises the knowledge, skills and commitment of professionals who work to protect and enhance the environment, providing an opportunity to highlight your capabilities to employers, clients and the public, as well as being a personal career achievement.

REnvP registrants are expected to have acquired a level of applicable knowledge equivalent to a QCF level 5 qualification (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) – a foundation degree, for example. This registration therefore sits directly in between the Society for the Environment’s two other registrations; REnvTech, at level 3, and CEnv, at level 7.

Why Become a Registered Environmental Practitioner?

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

Proven capabilities – Becoming a REnvP demonstrates that an individual has been judged by their peers to be working at a professional standard, implementing good environmental practices. This high standard incorporates not only knowledge and awareness, but skills and application of knowledge in practice.

Make a difference – Environmental professionals with proven competence are needed more than ever before. As we face huge environmental challenges, including tackling the climate and environmental emergencies and biodiversity loss, we need those with the expertise, skills and commitment to thrive in their work.

Showcasing commitment – All REnvP registrants commit to following a Code of Professional Conduct and undertaking continued professional development (CPD), showcasing to employers and stakeholders that you consistently remain at the high standard expected.

Chartership stepping stone – As part of your career goals, 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 goal. Whilst gaining the additional knowledge and experience required for CEnv, you can demonstrate your ambition with REnvP registration.

Join the network – By becoming a REnvP, you can connect with over 7,500 other environmental professionals proven to be working at a professional high standard. In this network, you will find those working in similar roles and sectors as yourself as well as professionals working in very different fields – fantastic for knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration.

How to become a Registered Environmental Practitioner?

The application process for becoming a Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) has a number of clear steps to complete.

In short – to become a REnvP you will need to:

  • be a member of Institute of Water
  • complete an REnvP application form and supply the required supporting documents
  • submit evidence detailing how you meet the REnvP competences. You can download the specific REnvP competence requirements here.

All your written evidence should be validated by at least two mentors, sponsors or supervisors, who will need to confirm the authenticity of the application and that it fairly represents your ability and achievements. Ideally, the mentors, sponsors, or supervisors should be REnvP or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registrants.


If you are interested in applying for REnvP registration, please download our short guide to REnvP registration and the REnvP application form. You will need to complete the application form to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria for registration as an REnvP.


Professional Review Fees for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) £168

Initial Registration Fees (covers registration until your next membership renewal date) for Registered Environmentalist Practitioner (REnvP) £60*

Annual Renewal Fees for Registered Environmental (REnvP) £30

*Fees apply until 31st March 2021

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