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Chartered Practitioner: conversion route

This route is for Registered EHPs and those holding the EHRB Certificate of Registration.

We are currently reviewing how members can access Chartered Status. Thank you to all the members who contributed to the first phase of this consultation, the results of which are here. The second phase will commence soon.

We have therefore paused entry to the Chartered Practitioner Programme. We aim to launch a new pathway to Chartered Status later in 2023 based on member feedback.

This route to Chartered Status is for Registered Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) and/or those who hold the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) Certificate of Registration.

It is a one-year programme enabling EHPs to achieve chartered status through the completion of specific elements of the full programme.

For a more comprehensive explanation of what you will undertake on the conversion route, please refer to the guidance documents at the bottom of this section.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a Registered Environmental Health Practitioner with CIEH or the Environmental Health Registration Board (degree or public health diploma registers)
  • Be a member of CIEH at either the Member (MCIEH) or Fellowship (FCIEH) grade
  • Be currently practicing in an environmental health setting
  • Be able to provide a statement of employer support


As with the current two-year Chartered Practitioner Programme, the conversion route is employer-led, enabling EHPs to apply their learning in the workplace.

The workplace project remains a key part of the conversion route and co-development of a workplace project ensures that this programme is meaningful for both practitioner and employer.


For further information on the conversion route please read the guidance documents below before applying.

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