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Appeals Procedure and confidentiality

FIRST APPEAL: If an applicant is unsuccessful with their application CIAT will advise them on the basis of the information provided by the Assessors. The applicant may appeal using the CIAT’s standard appeals process.

SECOND APPEAL: An applicant who has been unsuccessful in their appeal within CIAT 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 CIAT 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 CIAT.

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, CIAT 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 CIAT. 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.

Confidentiality
The Chartered Environmentalist process may involve the provision of information by candidates that is considered confidential.

Where evidence is called into CIAT:

  • CIAT undertakes to treat all evidence in confidence.
  • you should not supply originals, as evidence cannot be returned as CIAT cannot accept liability for their loss.

CIAT may wish to use some evidence as exemplar evidence and if this is the case with any part of your evidence, permission will be sought and, wherever possible, all traceable and confidential elements will be removed.

Additional information
CIAT operates an equal opportunities policy with respect to qualifying to become a Chartered Environmentalist and will endeavour to support all applicants during this process. Should you have difficulties with any of the requirements or wish to discuss any aspects of the process please contact CIAT Education Department.

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