Chartership and CPD

Chartered Environmentalist status is available to Registered Members. To gain this status members demonstrate they have acquired a high standard of expertise through academic study and /or substantial and varied practical experience. Once granted, members maintain their chartered status through a process known as Continuing Professional Development or CPD.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a structured way of maintaining and enhancing your professional knowledge and skills, and developing your personal qualities. Credits are awarded for different activities and members keep a CPD record of relevant activities and credit points. Such activities demonstrate commitment to professional competence and development, and the maintenance of high standards.

One of the Institute’s main roles, in common with most other professional bodies, is to develop, promote, monitor and control the quality and standards of practice of its membership. As well as setting educational standards for the relevant professional qualifications, the Institute has an obligation to ensure that its members are up to date, and developing on a continuous basis.

The Institute believes that it can best satisfy that obligation with a scheme of CPD. If you are a full professional member of the Institute (i.e. Registered Member or Fellow) you are encouraged to follow a programme of CPD. All Institute members who are Chartered Environmentalists, or wish to become so will need to follow a programme of CPD.