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Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)

The Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) Scheme aims to ensure that talented, skilled and ethical environmental professionals are given due recognition in line with their professional counterparts from engineering, accounting, planning and architecture.

Certification provides a greater level of assurance to the community, employers, clients and professional associates of the credentials and peer recognition of an environmental professional. By certifying practitioners that meet high standards of professionalism and ethical conduct, the Scheme assists in improving environmental practice and environmental outcomes.

The CEnvP Scheme was established in 2004 as an initiative of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). It is Australasia’s first certification scheme for general environmental practice, and one of the first in the world. The development of CEnvP was supported by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage.

In 2010 CEnvP launched two specialist certification categories in Ecology and Impact Assessment. Climate Change was added in 2014. More specialist categories will follow.

There are currently 599 CEnvPs across Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about certification requirements and the certification process here.


Already Certified as a CEnvP? Click here for information about adding Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecology or Climate Change Specialist Certifications to your current status..
 
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CEnvP Contaminated Land Specialist
2014-12-18CC Guidance Notes : Announcing the latest specialist category from Certified Environmental Practitioner - Contaminated Land Specialist.

Our application form now incorporates the Contaminated Land Specialist category, and the first closing date for applications is 6th March 2015.

You can submit your application anytime between now and 6th March to be included with the next intake.

For further information about the new CEnvP (CL Specialist) category please click here, or contact Peta Haasbroek at info@CEnvP.org.





Establishment of the Contaminated Land Specialist category
2014-07-07CLA Specialist Category : The Board of the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme are pleased to present a paper on the establishment of Specialist Certification Category for Contaminated Land Professionals.

A meeting has been scheduled for stakeholders interested in the implementation of a single schemes. The stakeholder organisations to whom invitations have been sent are WasteMINZ, Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association, Australasian Land and Groundwater Association, Soil Science Australia, and CRC CARE.










ACT Government provides online information about the CEnvP scheme
2014-02-04 : The ACT Government has established a link on their website to CEnvP.

"The Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme is an initiative of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) aimed at facilitating interaction among environmental professionals, promoting environmental knowledge and awareness and advancing ethical and competent environmental practice."





Department of Defense Panel tender encourages Certification
2013-10-24 : The Australian Department of Defense is highlighting certification as a response criteria in current EoI tender documentation. Categories of experience include "Professional body recognition or Certification". It's great to see a government department being proactive in this area.





Recognition by New Zealand National Environmental Standard (NES)
2011-12-21GovtSupport : The New Zealand National Environmental Standard (NES) for contaminated land has identified CEnvP as one method for assessing a suitably qualified and experienced practitioner.

Draft Users' Guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health as follows:
"One method for assessing whether someone is a ‘suitably qualified and experienced practitioner’ is to refer to existing professional bodies that currently certify New Zealand based environmental professionals. The requirement for being “suitably qualified and experienced” would apply to those members with demonstrated contaminated land experience. Examples of such professional bodies are:
• The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) – see www.ipenz.org.nz
• The Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) scheme run by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) – see www.cenvp.org."
Ministry for the Environment. 2011. Draft Users’ Guide: National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment. http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/rma/draft-users-guide-nes-for-assessing-managing-contaminants-in-soil/




Renewed Recognition for CEnvP by Australian Govt
2011-08-25GovtSupport : The Australian Government has published its response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The Review put forward 71 recommendations, one of which was to develop a national Code of Conduct for environmental consultants, and create a unit to enforce good environmental practice. The Government Response was as follows:

"The government recognises that environmental industry-based certification schemes and voluntary codes already operate in Australia. An example of an industry-based certification scheme is the Certified Environmental Practitioner Program, which is an initiative of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, a professional body of environmental practitioners in Australasia. This program assesses environmental professionals in competency criteria of training, experience, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, and provides industry-wide accreditation."
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, "Australian Government Response to the Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999", Commonwealth of Australia, 2011. http://www.environment.gov.au/epbc/




Queensland Dept of Public Works recognises CEnvPs for prequalification
2011-05-01GovtSupport : Queensland Government Department of Public Works recognises Certified Environmental Practitioners in its prequalification system for building industry consultants. For more details, download Attachment 2 of the application guide.











 
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CEnvP Profile - Martin Juniper CEnvP
Martin is highly experienced Environmental Scientist over 14 years in a range of roles and sectors across Australia. Key areas of expertise include managing environmental impact assessments, delivery ...View Profile

CEnvP Profile - Janet Kidd CEnvP
Janet Kidd has been working in the area of environmental management for close to 20 years. For the majority of her career, she was with a major international engineering and environmental consultancy...View Profile

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CEnvP Contaminated Land Specialist

Establishment of the Contaminated Land Specialist category

ACT Government provides online information about the CEnvP scheme

Department of Defense Panel tender encourages Certification

Recognition by New Zealand National Environmental Standard (NES)

Renewed Recognition for CEnvP by Australian Govt

Queensland Dept of Public Works recognises CEnvPs for prequalification

CEnvP on Twitter

Congratulations to the newest CEnvPs
 Graham Farrer CEnvP , 
 Susan Scott CEnvP (Ecology Specialist), 
 Carol McSweeney CEnvP , 
 Paul Walker CEnvP , 
 Chris Fay CEnvP (IA Specialist), 
 Mark Bayley CEnvP , NSW
 Katrina Goudkamp CEnvP , 
 Glen Richards CEnvP , 
 Lisa Bond CEnvP , 
 Katherine Thelander CEnvP , ACT
 Alex Newton CEnvP , WA
 James Rayner CEnvP , WA
 James Nelson CEnvP , WA
 Ryan Munro CEnvP , WA
 Emma Cornelius CEnvP , QLD
 Damian McCann CEnvP , NSW
 Andrew Jefferies CEnvP , WA
 Huong Nguyen CEnvP , QLD
 Colleen Burgers CEnvP , WA
 
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