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Chartered Practitioner programme

This route is designed to develop highly competent professionals able to protect the health and wellbeing of people and communities.

The Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner Programme is a two-year, practice-based route to Chartered Status and is built on our Professional Standards.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Hold either the Member (MCIEH) or Fellowship (FCEIH) grade
  • Hold a CIEH accredited qualification in environmental health at a minimum of level 6
  • Be practising in an environmental health setting
  • Have a statement of employer support



  • 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.


A one-off application fee of £1,195.

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.

Candidates wishing to gain authorisation for work in relation to the Food Law Code of Practice should also enrol on the Competency Development Portfolio. The joint enrolment fee for both programmes is £1,650 for 2021, which is a saving of £200.

How to apply

Please read the full programme specification before applying.

The next programme will begin on Friday 24 September 2021. Registrations for the September programme must be received by Friday 10 September 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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