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Chartered Status

Join over 1,500 registered Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners.

Interested in gaining Chartered Status? Join over 1,500 accredited Chartered environmental health practitioners today.

Alternatively, take a look at our Membership grades.

Chartered Status

Chartered Status symbolises the highest  standard of professionalism, recognising an individual’s breadth of knowledge and experience  Once awarded the coveted Chartered Status you can use the post-nominals 'CEnvH'

£159 *One-off application fee.

Eligibility criteria

To gain Chartered Status, you will need:

  • Member grade
  • Either five years’ experience since gaining the EHRB Certificate of Registration OR 10 years’ experience after passing a CIEH accredited degree
  • To demonstrate eight points in the Chartered Status Assessment
  • 60 hours of CPD within the last three years
  • Once Chartered you will be required to complete 30 hours of CPD per year.


Everything included in our Member grade, plus:

  • Special designatory letters 'CEnvH' (in addition to 'MCIEH' or 'FCIEH')
  • Chartered Status logo in your email signature, website, business cards and professional correspondence

More information

Find out more about applying for Chartered Status today:

Members who have passed APC or APD

If you have passed our Assessment of Professional Competence or Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment of Professional Development, please contact the membership team about a fast track application for Chartered Status.

New chartered practitioner programme

The Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner Programme is a two-year, practice-based route to Chartered Status. It is built on the CIEH's Professional Standards.

CIEH Professional Standards Framework

£1150* *One-off application fee. This includes (for both years) registration and induction fees, on-programme monitoring and administration, supporting and guidance materials, assessment and ratification, certification of Chartered Status. Tuition and professional credit fees not included.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Hold the Member (MCIEH) grade, or Fellowship
  • Be practising in an environmental health setting
  • Have a statement of employer support

Our vision

The programme will develop highly competent and professional practitioners equipped to protect the health and wellbeing of people and communities.



  • Enables candidates to apply learning in the workplace
  • Enables employers to collaborate in learning delivery and develop their workforce
  • Co-development of a workplace project ensures a meaningful and purposeful outcome for practitioner and employer.

Highly personalised

  • Practitioner choice ensures a meaningful experience
  • Offers a broad range of opportunities across all technical, functional and professional competencies
  • Ensures relevance within different employment settings and roles and for those with differing starting points, interests and development needs.

How to apply

Please read the full programme specification before applying and find out about Accreditation of Prior Achievement.

Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA)

Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) is a method of validation to assess whether prior achievement qualifies for exemption from parts of the new Chartered Practitioner Programme.

NB: APA will close on 30 April 2019 - no applications will be accepted after that date.

Our membership team

Get in touch and give the team a call on +44 (0)20 7827 5800

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