Chartered Environmentalist – CEnv

CIAT is one of 24 professional institutions licensed by the Society for the Environment to register individual members as Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv). 

The Society for the Environment is the leading co-ordinating body in environmental matters and is a pre-eminent champion of a sustainable environment with over 9000 Chartered Environmentalists internationally.

To be eligible to become a Chartered Environmentalist, applicants must be:

  • be a Chartered Member, MCIAT or FCIAT;
  • have a relevant Master's level degree or equivalent level of knowledge;
  • have sufficient, relevant and responsible practical experience to be able to demonstrate the competences;
  • demonstrate underpinning environmental knowledge and an ability to apply it in practice; and
  • agree to comply with the Society for the Environment's Code of Ethics and the CPD requirements of CIAT.

What is a Chartered Environmentalist?

The Chartered Environmentalist, CEnv qualification, is an internationally recognised standard of excellence for environmental practitioners who take the lead in managing environmental assets and play an important part in the goal of a sustainable world.

CEnv's work across industry, government, education and the public sector, providing reassurance to a variety of stakeholders; the public, seeking expert knowledge; employers seeking competent employees; government seeking consultants; and practitioners seeking credibility and professionalism.

Why should I become a CEnv?

This is a great chance to enhance your career prospects and employability, with your proven knowledge, experience and commitment to the environment and increasing recognition of the challenges the world faces, meaning your role is more important than ever.

Through CEnv registration, CIAT are able to recognise, reward and celebrate the commitment and achievement of Chartered Members who have demonstrated their expertise when championing and delivering a sustainable environment.

Professional registration is widely recognised as a mark to be trusted and carries a strong reputation for quality around the world.

Becoming a Chartered Environmentalist provides a wealth of new opportunities for your professional development, from speaking at events to contributing to webinars and articles.

For further information on how to become a Chartered Environmentalist or to register, click here or visit

Conservation Register – CIAT-Accredited Conservationist

The CIAT Conservation Register identifies Chartered Architectural Technologists competent in the conservation of historical buildings and their surroundings. Suitability for the Register is based upon a technical assessment of a candidate's portfolio followed by a formal interview.

CIAT-Accredited Conservationists are recognised by the principal heritage funding bodies such as Historic England, Historic Scotland, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Cadw (the Welsh Government's historic environment service) and The Heritage Lottery fund for its members to act as lead consultants on grant/fund aided projects.

From 1 January 2021, CIAT-Accredited Conservationists will be eligible to undertake work as a quinquennial inspector. As stated on the Church of England's website, church buildings in the UK must be inspected every five years and carried out by a suitably experienced and qualified professional.

For further information on how to become a CIAT-Accredited Conservationist, click here