Becoming a Chartered Environmentalist
To become a Chartered Environmentalist an applicant must:
What is competence and how is it assessed?
Section three of the application pack sets out the thresholds for generic competences for registration as a Chartered Environmentalist. These standards have been developed with the support of all Constituent Bodies and approved by the Society for the Environment’s Registration Authority. Competence includes the knowledge, understanding and skills which underpin performance. Professional Environmentalists become competent through a mixture of education and experience. This enables them to develop as professionals to a level of competence which can be assessed to be of Chartered status.
Assessment of competence
To become Chartered Environmentalists, candidates must have their competence assessed by a professional review process. This process is undertaken by CIAT. The assessment is undertaken by two practising environmental professionals who themselves are Chartered Environmentalists, trained in the professional assessment process. Candidates are assessed against the areas of competence outlined in Section 3. The assessment process will take into account the evidence of relevant academic and professional qualifications, summary of experience, CV and competency statements provided by the applicant.
Professional Review Interview (PRI)
The Professional Review Interview (PRI) is the final stage of assessment of an applicant.
This will be undertaken by a Panel of at least two Chartered Environmentalists for the purpose of review and interview. CIAT is at liberty to invite a Chartered Environmentalist from another Licensed Body to be a member of the Panel. CIAT is also at liberty to invite one other person to join the Panel as a technical advisor.
The PRI may be held anywhere worldwide. It shall be a face to face interview and normally last for between 40 and 60 minutes. This is a two way process, where the applicant demonstrates virtuosity against the required elements of knowledge, competence and engagement and the interviewers seek evidence of competency. In exceptional circumstances, a video conference interview may be allowed with the approval of the Chief Executive of the Society. Approval shall only be given in exceptional circumstances and the decision notified to the Registration Authority. Telephone interviews shall not be allowed.
The Panel shall conduct an interview in which the applicant is reasonably tested in relation to the competences listed in Section 3 below and taking into account the submitted written evidence. The panel must reach a unanimous decision on suitability for registration as a Chartered Environmentalist.