Becoming a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner is a landmark for your professional career as well as for the profession itself. Chartered status is a quality standard for EHPs. Those who have achieved it are seen as exemplars and ambassadors for the environmental health profession.
Chartered status is not for everyone, but if you are able to 'go the extra mile' and achieve it, your efforts will be worthwhile for both your professional development and your professional currency.
Benefits of Chartered Status
Fellows or Voting Members with Chartered status may use the special designatory letters CFCIEH or CMCIEH respectively.
Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners are also issued with a CIEH Chartered EHP logo that they may display in email signatures, websites, business cards and professional correspondence. If you have Chartered status and would like to request a logo, please email the Membership Team and include your membership number.
Requirements of Chartered Status
Members with Chartered Status are required to do 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) rather than 20. They must also make an annual CPD declaration confirming that they have complied with this requirement.
Applying for Chartered Status
A new gateway to Chartered status was launched in July 2013. This is the Chartered Status Assessment, which serves as a verification of a member's professional development.
The fee for the Chartered Status Assessment is £150 (there is no charge for applicants who have passed APC or Part Two of APD).
To gain Chartered status, you will need:
- 5 years of work experience as a qualified EHP
- Graduate or Voting membership of the CIEH
- 60 hours of CPD accumulated within the last 3 years
a. To have gained eight points in the Chartered Status Assessment; or
b. To have passed parts one and two of the Assessment of Professional Development; or
c. To have passed the Assessment of Professional Competence
Full details of the requirements are included in the Chartered Status Operational Procedures and guidance document below.
If you have any questions relating to Chartered status, please send an email to the Membership Team.