CEnvP

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The Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (CEnvP) was established in 2004 by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).[1] A Certified Environmental Practitioner is the highest grade of general environmental practice in Australia and New Zealand and recognises outstanding practical experience and expertise, as well as high ethical standards.

CEnvP is a post nominal conferred upon environmental practitioners who successfully fulfil the requirements of a meticulous application process, which includes an application form, panel interview and subsequent ratification by the CEnvP Board. Intakes occur twice a year, usually in March and September (prior to 2011 was June and December).

The program aims to assist in ensuring that certain levels of professional environmental practice and ethics are met. By using certain application criteria and a set of ethical scenarios, each candidate is measured according to the same set of guidelines, helping to ensure a standardised level of practice, which in turn is expected to boost community and employer confidence. [2]

Not all CEnvPs are based in Australia and New Zealand, and it is noted that CEnvPs are drawn from a number of industry sectors including government, education, engineering, law and other public sectors. They share a commitment to high ethical standards and professional conduct which is measured by their peers during the application process.

Following certification, all CEnvPs must maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct, as well as maintaining their commitment to professional development (CPD Log) or they risk being struck off the registry.

The CEnvP Logo and designation are registered trademarks and are covered by copyright laws.[3]

There is an online directory of all CEnvPs.[4]

Certification Categories[edit]

  • CEnvP- For general fields of practice, 5 years+ professional environmental experience.
  • CEnvP (Ecology Specialist)- 10 years+ professional environmental experience in the ecology field.
  • CEnvP (IA Specialist)- 10 years+ professional environmental experience in the impact assessment field.

Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award[edit]

The Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award recognises outstanding contributions by CEnvPs to environmental practice. One CEnvP is awarded annually.

Previous Winners

  • 2013: Claire Gronow.

Future Projects[edit]

New specialist certification categories

EIANZ STEPS - CEnvP-in-training Program

A training and development program for early career environmental professionals which provides a pathway to skilled and ethical environmental practice and certification.[6]

An initiative to “assist environmental professionals who graduate from a tertiary institute attain the skills and experience to operate at the CEnvP level”[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EIANZ Certified Professionals". Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Waste Management and Environment". WME. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "CEnvP Trademark". Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme(CEnvP). Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Current List of Registered CEnvPs". Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme(CEnvP). Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "WME Magazine, Consultants Review". WME. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "EIANZ STEPS". EIANZ STEPS. Retrieved 14 Nov 2013. 
  7. ^ "WME Magazine, Consultants Review". WME. Retrieved 8 April 2011.