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A CEnv application without a master’s degree? Keep reading… Registration 101

Date Published: 16/12/2020

Registration 101 || A CEnv application without a master’s degree? Keep reading…

 CEnv, REnvP and REnvTech registrants are diverse in their job roles, level of experience, education, specialist knowledge and much more. In this edition of Registration 101, we focus on education – or “level of knowledge” to be more precise.

 In short, a CEnv application without a master’s degree, a REnvP application without a HND or a REnvTech without a GCSE does not mean it automatically goes straight onto the rejection pile. Why? Here’s an explanation:

Let’s use the CEnv application requirements for setting the scene, but the concept can be used for REnvP and REnvTech too – just adjust the level requirements. To determine initial knowledge-based eligibility, the CEnv Practice Direction states that applicants “have acquired a level of knowledge equivalent to a master’s level degree. The equivalent level of knowledge will be determined by the Licensed Member”. Please therefore note that a master’s degree of any kind is not required for a successful CEnv application.

But the applicant will need to prove “master’s level” knowledge by other means. It is the responsibility of you as the LM to decide the acceptable level of knowledge, based on applicable experience, certificates and / or reports relevant to your profession / sector.

There are many ways for LMs to determine the level of applicant knowledge without having a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Options for doing this include, but are not limited to, the submission of an experiential or technical report, thus shining a light on the applicant’s environmental expertise and underpinning knowledge. Alternatively, they could have a professional discussion with an assessor about a specific project.

If you want to discuss your application for CEnv, please do call the office on 01275 843825.