Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner digital credential

Chartered Status

Chartered Status is the highest level of professional achievement within the environmental health profession and recognises an individual's breadth of knowledge and experience.

Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) can use the post-nominals 'CEnvH' and a digital credential to formally demonstrate that they have met the required standards. They are also include on our online Professional Register to enable their credentials to be verified. 

Chartered EHPs are also eligible to enter the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register.

Pathway to Chartered Status

We have relaunched the route to Chartered Status based on feedback from members during our phase two consultation.

Basic requirements

To apply for Chartered Status you must fulfil all of these essential criteria:

  1. Have a CIEH accredited degree in environmental health (or the Diploma which preceded it, or equivalent from outside England, Wales or Northern Ireland).
  2. Be a Registered Environmental Health Practitioner/Officer with CIEH, EHRB or REHIS.
  3. Have a minimum of three years’ relevant environmental health work experience after becoming a Registered EHP/EHO.
  4. Be a current member at the Member or Fellow grade.
  5. Provide 3 years’ compliant CPD records.

How to apply

You will need to submit:

  1. A case study of 3,500-5000 words  
  2. Reflection on this case study of at least 1000 words
  3. A supporting statement from a sponsor of between 250 and 500 words.

Your case study will be assessed.

If successful, the case study will then form the basis of an online professional discussion.

You will be awarded chartered status if you pass both the case study and professional discussion elements.

Candidates must read the guidance document linked below before applying.

The application fee is £169 for 2024. This includes the cost of the assessment of your portfolio, your professional discussion and certification.

Chartered Practitioner Programme

The Chartered Practitioner Programme was the route to achieve Chartered Status between 2018 and 2024. Entry to the programme was closed at the end of 2022. The remaining candidates should complete this route in 2024.

View information and documents relating to the Chartered Practitioner Programme.

Pathways to Registration

Find out how to become professionally Registered based on your skills and career plans.