Chartered Environmentalists come from no single profession but operate across all professional sectors. There are over 6,300 registered chartered environmental professionals, their qualification (CEnv) denotes sound knowledge, proven experience and a profound commitment to sustainable best practice within their particular profession and field of expertise.
The CSci designation demonstrates a high level of competence and professionalism in science. At present there are over around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working across all sectors of science. Being chartered is the mark of professional recognition and being a Chartered Scientist allows all scientists working at the full professional level to be recognised on an equal footing.
CEnv versus CSci
Whilst the IES does not view its two Charterships in a hierarchical way and does not promote one above the other, we appreciate that time and financial restriction can lead our members to having to chose between the two. We therefore have provided the following table for members to compare the merits of the two designations.
|Skills & knowledge covered||Sustainability, natural cycles, biodiversity, problem analysis, methodology application, horizon scanning, influencing, leadership, management, communication, stakeholder management, ethics and CPD||Methodology application, communication, project management, teamwork, influencing, CPD and ethics|
|CPD||Annual submission||Annual submission|
|Application cost||£275 / £325||£50 / £70 / £90|
|Workshop||CEnv in a Day||In development|
|Code of ethics||Yes||Yes|
|Registration Authority||SocEnv||Science Council|
|Recognised by EU directive 2005/36/EC as a professional qualification||No||Y|
|Required grade||Member or Fellow||Member or Fellow|
Joining the IES helps your personal and professional development. Wherever you are in your career, the IES has membership services that will help you gain recognition and progress to the next level.
- Quarterly journal
- Regional and national events
- Chance to apply for Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmentalist
- Recognition of professional status
- Use of post-nominal letters