Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
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Abbreviation CIEH
Motto Amicus Humani Generis
Formation 1883
Legal status Not-for-profit Royal Chartered professional body
Purpose Enhancing and promoting environmental health
  • Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, Southwark, London, SE1 8DJ
Region served
Chief Executive
Anne Godfrey MA Dip Law CCMI FCIM Chartered Marketer
Main organ
Board of Trustees
Affiliations International Federation of Environmental Health, Environmental Health Registration Board

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a professional membership body, dedicated to enhancing environmental health and promoting the highest possible standards in the training and education of environmental health professionals in order to benefit people’s health and well-being.


The CIEH is based in the UK with approximately 9,000 members worldwide; the majority being based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The CIEH’s head office is Chadwick Court (named after Edwin Chadwick), in Southwark, London, with additional offices in Wales and Northern Ireland. The CIEH also operates in the USA, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

The CIEH is an Awarding Organisation, providing more than 60 certification qualification programmes and a range of eLearning courses, training solutions and consultancy services. The CIEH’s qualification portfolio includes food safety, health and safety, first aid, fire safety and environmental protection.

Training is delivered on behalf of the CIEH through a global network of more than 10,000 registered trainers and training centers and they are supported by the CIEH through events and training materials.

The CIEH also works with organisations in the private, public and charity sectors, helping them comply with legal requirements and best practice, as well as offering training solutions for their employees.

The CIEH has a wholly owned trading subsidiary, CIEH Ltd. CIEH Ltd profits are gift-aided to the charity and provide the majority of the organisation's income.


The CIEH offer four grades of membership: Affiliate; Accredited Associate; Member and Fellow.[1]

Members get access to the latest news updates, regional networks, special interest groups and a range of other benefits.

Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner[edit]

Since 2003 the CIEH has awarded the status of Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner.[2] Chartered status can be obtained only by Members with five years of work experience as a qualified EHP, 60 hours of CPD accumulated within the last three years as well as passing the Chartered Status Assessment.[3]

Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners may use the post-nominal letters CEnvH and can gain entry to the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).


The history of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health can be traced back to 1883 when the original organisation was founded and called the Association of Public Sanitary Inspectors.

In 1984, the then Institute of Environmental Health Officers was granted a Royal Charter, a deed giving it special powers, rights and privileges. It became subject to scrutiny by the Privy Council and spent the next ten years taking additional steps to ensure the professional standards of its membership. This resulted in permission being given in 1994 for the organisation to reflect its chartered status through a change in its name to Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

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