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?

  • Nationally recognised demonstration of proven capabilities and competence
  • Professional credibility and status
  • Showcasing commitment to a Code of Professional Conduct and the undertaking of continued professional development (CPD).
  • Improved career prospects
  • Chartership steppingstone
  • Join the network – with over 7,500 other environmental professionals proven to be working at a professionally high standard
  • Employer assurance

Who can become a Registered Environmental Practitioner?

Registration as a REnvP is open to all professionals who have acquired a level of environmental knowledge equivalent to a QCF level 5 qualification (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and possess sufficient relevant, practical experience to be able to demonstrate the 12 REnvP competences detailed here. This will be assessed via a written submission detailing your competences, submitted to us.

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 a 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.

You may find it useful to download our short guide to REnvP registration.

All candidates for registration as an Environmental Practitioner 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 . 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 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

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