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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.

Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner digital credentialWe 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.

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

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.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of CIEH at 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


The programme is employer-led and enables:

  • Candidates to apply learning in the workplace
  • Employers to collaborate in learning delivery and develop their workforce
  • Co-development of a workplace project to ensure a meaningful and purposeful outcome for both 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.

Food enforcement in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Chartered EHP Programme is a flexible professional development pathway that is applicable internationally and in all employment contexts. For this reason, it has been not been directly mapped to the Food Standards Agency's competency framework. Candidates and employers who are interested in food enforcement work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are asked to consider our Environmental Health Practitioner pathway instead.


Please read the full programme specification before applying.

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