Building the Environment Profession in Australia & New Zealand

Benefits to industry

CEnvP certification can assist in improving the image of the industry and increase public awareness of, and trust in, the environmental profession.


Find a CEnvP near you

All CEnvPs
are listed in
our public directory
with their
area of practice.


Reasons you need a CEnvP

Beyond the standard requirements of education, all CEnvPs are assessed by senior level environmental practitioners.


Code of

CEnvPs are committed
to practice
in accordance with
the EIANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.


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.

There are currently 658 CEnvPs across Australia and New Zealand, including 24 Impact Assessment Specialists, 22 Ecology Specialists, 45 Contaminated Land Specialists and 1 Climate Change Specialist.

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 and Contaminated Land were added in 2014. Specialist certification enables practitioners to be recognised for their knowledge, experience and leadership skills in specialised areas of environmental practice.   More specialist categories will follow.

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


Upcoming: Northern Rivers Forum

Join the NSW Division of EIANZ in conjunction with EIANZ's Contaminated Land Special Interest Section (SIS) as they present this [...]

Vale Alastair Buchan MEIANZ CEnvP

 A Tribute to Alastair Buchan It was with great sadness that we learnt this week that our colleague and current [...]

2017 EIANZ Annual Conference | Call for papers is open

  The 2017 EIANZ Annual Conference will be held from the 29th October till the 1st November. Our environmental work [...]

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Recognition for CEnvPs

EIANZ membership and the CEnvP Scheme are highlighted during the 2016 Wind Industry Forum in Melbourne

For more details, download Richard Sharp's presentation

Win for Wilkinson

Lachlan Wilkinson from JBS&G was presented with the Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year Award at the Environment Institute of [...]

PEER REVIEW REPORT – ACT State of the Environment Report 2015

Refer to page 63 of the attached document ‘Priority for external, expert review will [was] be given to reviewers who [...]

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