If you’re a member or a fellow of the CIOB and you’re working on sustainability projects, you can apply to become a Chartered Environmentalist(CEnv).
As you would expect, the CEnv qualification establishes your commitment to, and expertise in, sustainable development, as it applies to construction. It also provides you with a network made up of more than 7,000 fellow professionals who have gained the qualification from the Society for the Environment, and you'll be able to meet them through a number of research conferences, social events and prize-giving ceremonies. Cenv also offers you offers international recognition with over 10% of Chartered Environmentalists now coming from outside the UK.
In order to become a Chartered Environmentalist via CIOB you must meet the following criteria:
- be a Chartered CIOB Member (MCIOB/FCIOB)
- have a relevant Masters degree or equivalent level of knowledge
- posess relevant, sufficient and practical experience to demonstrate your competences (normally at least four years)
- Demonstrable underpinning environmental knowledge and an ability to apply it in practice.
- Agree to abide by Society for the Environment's Code of Ethics
Contact us using the phone number listed on this page or by completing the contact form. We'll confirm whether you meet the eligibility criteria and if you do we'll send you out an application form. You'll need to complete this and send it back with the following:
- A current job description
- A Full CV
- A CPD record for the past two years and a forward plan for one year
Once we receive this and you show that you've met the criteria we'll book you in for a Professional Review Interview (PRI). The PRI will consist of at least two CEnv assesors and will last for between 40 and 60 minutes. The interview should feel more like a conversation for you to show your knowledge, competence and engagement and for the assesors to judge your experience and competences against the criteria needed.
The CIOB will inform you in writing of your success or referal within two months of your PRI. Society for the Environment will provide you with a certificate. If you're unsuccesful with your application CIOB will advise you on your right to appeal.
First Appeal: If an applicant is unsuccessful with their application CIOB will advise them on the basis of the information provided by the Assessors. The applicant may appeal using the CIOB’s standard appeals process.
Second Appeal: An applicant who has been unsuccessful in their appeal within CIOB may, if dissatisfied with the conduct of the process, subsequently lodge a second appeal, this time to the Society for the Environment’s Registration Authority. In these cases, the Registration Authority may initially review the case from written submissions requested from both the applicant and CIOB and may elect to hear or alternatively to reject the appeal. If it elects to hear the appeal, the Registration Authority shall appoint a panel of three of its members as a second level Appeal Panel which shall independently review the case for and on behalf of CIOB.
Third Appeal: An applicant who has been unsuccessful in their second appeal under may, if dissatisfied with the conduct of the process, subsequently lodge a third and final appeal to the Board of the Society for the Environment. In these cases, the Society’s Chief Executive and the Chairman of the Board shall initially review the case from written submissions requested from the applicant, CIOB and the Registration Authority and shall elect to recommend to the Board that it should hear or alternatively to reject the case for the appeal. If the Board elects to hear the appeal, the Board shall appoint a panel of three of its members who have not previously been involved, as a third level Appeal Panel which shall independently review the case for and on behalf of CIOB. The Panel shall make its recommendations and the Board’s decision shall be final. Board Members who have been involved in other appeal levels shall not be entitled to vote on such matters.