Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status

CEnv Logo If you're a chartered member of the Institution, you can now apply for registration as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and gain recognition for your skills in, and commitment to, sustainable environmental management and development. 

What is a Chartered Environmentalist?

Chartered Environmentalists are not drawn from one profession. They work across industry, government, education and the public sector. They share a commitment to environmental best practice and high levels of expertise in their field. 

The sustainability and environmental challenges we face today means that the role of the Chartered Environmentalist is more important than ever. Registration sets Chartered Environmentalists apart from others working in the field. It establishes that they have proven knowledge, experience and a commitment to professional standards. It also enhances their career prospects.

Benefits of becoming a Chartered Environmentalist

CEnv gives environmental practitioners:
  • recognition beyond their specific sector
  • a way of demonstrating their competence within the sector
  • recognition of their commitment to environmental best practice within their particular field of expertise
For employers, specifying CEnv status as a recruitment requirement gives them greater confidence in the environmental competence and professionalism of potential employees.

Meet our Chartered Environmentalist members

Richard Cox, CEnv

Read about how Chartered Environmentalist status helps Richard Cox demonstrate his competence and stay abreast of developments in the industry and legislation. Read more


How to register as a CEnv with the Institution

Step 1

In order to be eligible to register for CEnv status through the Institution, you’ll need to be either a Chartered Engineer  (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) who also holds a relevant Masters qualification, with experience and practice in sustainability and environmental issues. 

If you're not registered with the Institution and would like to find out how to become registered, please contact our membership team at: or on Tel: +44(0)20 7304 6999.

Step 2

If you're already professionally registered as a CEng with the Institution, or as an IEng who holds a relevant Masters level qualification, please read our CEnv competence and guidance notes to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria set by the Institution and the Society for the Environment (SocEnv). 

If you do meet the criteria and would like to apply, use the CEnv application form to make your application.


CEnv competence and guidance notes

CEnv application form

Step 3

When you submit your application form you will need to pay a one off application fee and then a yearly subscription fee after the first year. This is in addition to your normal Institution subscription fees. Please note the CEnv registration fee is non-refundable.

Applications submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements cannot be processed and the application fee will not be refunded.

Need some help?

If you have any questions about the CEnv application process, contact our membership team.