Chartered Environmentalist Status




Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv) reflects a high level of skill and experience, setting professionals apart from others working in their field. Becoming a CEnv demonstrates that you have been judged by your peers to be leading on environmental matters relevant to your discipline.

The Arboricultural Association is authorised by the Society for the Environment to offer Chartered Environmentalist status to its Fellow and Professional members.

Today there are over 7,400 Chartered Environmentalists registered, drawn from a range of diverse fields such as engineering, waste management and arboriculture. In the UK and across the world, Chartered Environmentalists utilise their specific expertise to lead departments, advise governments and work hands-on as practitioners.

Read more on the Society for the Environment’s website.


Key Benefits

Chartership enhances career prospects through establishing proven expertise, experience and commitment to professional standards.

Chartership allows individuals to:

  • Stand out from the crowd.
  • Showcase a continuing commitment to the profession.
  • Make a difference.
  • Join the CEnv network.
  • Take advantage of increased opportunities.


All Fellow and Professional members can apply for Chartered Environmentalist status. In addition to being a Fellow or Professional member, applicants must:

  • A combination of qualifications and experience is required to become Chartered. As a general rule, a minimum of four years’ relevant experience is required for those Applicants who hold a L7 (Master’s Degree) qualification. Applicants who hold a L6 (Batchelor’s Degree) might be expected to have a minimum of five years’ experience, and Applicants with a L5 qualification (Foundation Degree) may require a minimum of six years’ experience.
  • Demonstrate competency through relevant experience at a managerial level.
  • Demonstrate underpinning environmental knowledge and an ability to apply it.
  • Comply with the Society for the Environment’s Code of Professional Conduct and the requirements of the Arboricultural Association relating to continuing professional development (CPD).


Initial Fee to be sent with application: £150.00

Interview Fee if successful at first stage: £250

Annual renewal (added to membership fee): £80.00