HomeAbout usPolicyProfessional DevelopmentTrainingEventsMembershipMedianavigationend 

Professional development

A rewarding career with great prospects  

Environmental health practitioners are highly qualified professionals whose work, as well as being varied and challenging, makes a real difference to people’s health and well-being. 

It’s a career that provides excellent opportunities, both for school leavers and for people wanting to retrain or to take forward experience gained in related occupations.


For wider information about public health careers (including Environmental Health careers), please visit the Health Careers website.

Steps to becoming an EHP  

  1. I want to be an EHP
  2. The environmental health degree
  3. Become a member
  4. Registration and the professional qualification process
  5. Work based learning and the Portfolio of Professional Practice
  6. Professional Examination
  7. Qualify – become a Member
  8. Continuing Professional Development
  9. Chartered Status  

Further professional development  

For the CIEH members, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the work of the CIEH.

Conducting a piece of research is an excellent way of developing your own knowledge, while also supporting the whole profession by contributing to the environmental health evidence base. 

The ultimate accolade, for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession, is to be awarded a Fellowship by the CIEH Council.