Society for the Environment expect to launch the professional registration in January.

The Society has been granted a licence to award the Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) registration to members.

Society for the Environment (SocEnv) has finalised the professional registration and will launch it this January, by which time SOE will be able to offer it to members.

It will be the second grade of environmental registration available to Society members alongside Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and creates a defined pathway towards Chartership for our environmental members.

Bruce McGill, the Society Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to now have a licence to offer Registered Environmental Practitioner to our membership. Sustainability is a very important focus for our members, and I have no doubt that there will be a lot of interest in this opportunity to demonstrate their competence as environmental practitioners.”

SocEnv Engagement Manager Phil Underwood said: “It is a new professional registration that recognises the expertise, the skills, the knowledge and the commitment of professionals working at a practitioner level in their environmental work. You can be someone with a core environmental role, such as an environmental manager, or you could be an operations engineer in your core role, but someone who applies their knowledge of environmental efficiency.

“It’s a fantastic way to demonstrate your level of environmental knowledge and potentially a great way to show your intent to progress to Chartership, if that’s your aim,” added Phil.

The award will sit in the middle of the two existing registrations, Registered Environmental Technician (RenvTech) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).

Daniel Moir, the Society Chief Operating Officer said: “Alongside our new environmental professional sector, this registration will give our members the recognition that they have earned in their careers.”

To find out how to apply for REnvP, email: registration@soe.org.uk