COVID-19 response

CPD Recertification Process

In response to COVID-19, the CEnvP Scheme has decided to provide two alternatives to practitioners who are struggling to meet their CPD points for this period.

For CEnvPs who are comfortable meeting your CPD requirements for your current two-year period, please proceed as normal and submit your 100 points at your due date.

If you are struggling to meet your requirements for this period due to COVID-19, there are two alternatives available to you:

  1. We can extend your CPD cycle from two years to three years and maintain the 100 minimum points required. This means you will have one extra year from the original date your points were due to accrue the required amount.
  2. Alternatively, in order to maintain your usual two-year schedule, we can provide a 50% reduction in the regular point requirements for your current cycle. This means your CPD points will still be due on your standing due date for your current two-year cycle, but you will only be required to submit 50 CPD points.

To maintain consistency and compliance with the current CEnvP recertification policy, practitioners who choose to extend their normal CPD cycle to three years will be required to adjust to their normal biennial submission cycle following this one-time extension. This means you will be required to submit your next CPD log the following year for one year only, with a 50% reduction in the regular point requirements.

If you are concerned about accruing your CPD points and would like to select one of these options, or to discuss these options further, please contact the Program Office –

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

The CEnvP Board and Program Office have recognised the widespread cancellation or postponement, due to COVID-19 restrictions, of many avenues for continued professional development; in the form of face-to-face events such as conferences, seminars, presentations and courses. The CEnvP Board and Program Office has carefully considered the risk of reduced access to CPD events arising from cancellation, the potential for negative financial impacts to practitioners and the impact these may have on the ability of CEnvPs  being able to maintain their minimum required CPD.

In accordance with CEnvP Scheme requirements, certification is premised on commitment to and maintenance of CPD, with a minimum of 100 points of relevant CPD required to be logged within each 2-year period (calendar year basis) of certification. This is to ensure the standard of knowledge and skills in environmental practice remains at, or above, certification expectations. Pleasingly, many professional organisations and service providers are rapidly responding to COVID-19 restrictions and making changes to CPD delivery options. Webinars and other online resources for CPD are increasingly becoming more available as alternatives to face-to-face CPD. The CEnvP Scheme commends the many organisations contributing to making these online learning, technical and professional development options available, and as we learn of those available is adding suggestions to our CPD Guidelines.The CEnvP Scheme recognises however, that some CEnvPs may not have other or enough options for CPD relevant to their certification or area of expertise, and/or may face negative financial impacts.