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Register with SocEnv

CABE is a Licensed Member Body of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv).

CABE Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows can apply for Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status. This title is bestowed to professionals who are experts in the field of sustainability.

CEnv registration sets you apart from professional colleagues, it proves your commitment to protecting the environment and the world around you. Members of CABE with CEnv status aim to develop others and increase both industry standards and environmental understanding throughout their work.

CABE members work throughout the construction industry in a variety of different job specialisms including building control, surveying, architecture and planning. Each member might have a different job role, but one thing they all have in common is that their input into a project directly influences the landscapes, ecosystems and social environments around them whether this is on a local, national or international scale. Having CEnv registration demonstrates your commitment to protecting the climate; it clearly shows that you have considered all the environmental and sustainable options before and during the project in order to minimise damage now and in the future.


Why become a Chartered Environmentalist?

The CEnv designations benefit all those concerned with the environment, providing a symbol of competency for environmental practitioners. This gives confidence to potential employers, other practitioners working with you, Governmental bodies seeking to appoint advisors and consultants and the public who can be assured you are both knowledgeable and competent in your work.

All Chartered Environmentalist commit to following a Code of Professional Conduct and undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  These showcase to employers that the individual remains consistently at the high standard they expect of Chartered Environmentalists.

Becoming a Chartered Environmentalist also provides a wide range of new professional opportunities including:

  • invitation to speak at events hosted by the Society, Licensed Bodies and partner organisations
  • discounted access to a variety of events, conferences and networking opportunities
  • opportunity to showcase your good practice case studies through the Society website and newsletters
  • opportunity to attend cross-disciplinary events hosted by other professional bodies.


How do I apply?

Begin by reading the Chartered Environmentalist Specification document to ensure you are eligible. You will be asked to submit:

  • an up-to-date CV, including a job description of your current role
  • a CPD record for the last 3 years’
  • Professional Development Plan for the forthcoming 12 months
  • professional statement
  • Chartered Environmentalist application form. 

An assessment will then be made of your eligibility by awarding differing amounts of points for certain academic and professional achievements. Details of the scoring process can be found in the Application Guidelines.

If you pass this phase you will then be asked to complete a Competency Review Report, on which you will have to evidence that you meet each of the key competencies outlined in the Application Guidelines.

Finally, you will be asked to attend a Professional Interview, where two CEnv panellists will interview you about your work and your competency, seeking clarification and further testing you on how you meet each competency and ensure you meet the Society’s requirements.

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Application Guidelines & Form


*CABE is proud to offer CEnv registration for its members and encourages members to consider applying. Currently we do not offer REnvTech registration.