Record CEnv registrations and MIEMA successes

9th March 2017

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Last year, IEMA registered the highest number of Chartered environmentalist applications worldwide, surpassing the collective input of 26 other international licenced bodies.

Last year, IEMA registered the highest number of Chartered environmentalist applications worldwide, surpassing the collective input of 26 other international licenced bodies.

The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) registered 407 CEnv registrations in 2016 from all licenced bodies. Almost 55% of the registrations (221) were through IEMA. The next highest body registered 66, with 186 other applications processed by the remaining 25 awarding bodies.

All members who apply for Full membership of IEMA are automatically assessed to become a Chartered environmentalist because the two standards are closely aligned. IEMA processed its highest number of MIEMA applications during 2016, which contributed to the significant upswing in CEnv registrations.

IEMA has also revealed the current pass rate for MIEMA applications which, at the end of February, stood at 90%. The emphasis mentors and assessors have put into supporting people through the process is paying off, and has resulted in an increased uptake and an improved pass rate, said IEMA.

Head of professional standards Claire Kirk said this shift demonstrated improved member engagement. ‘To see such an increase in the number of members seeking professional recognition through Full membership, and so many being successful, is fantastic,’ she said. ‘It indicates that the new membership standards are really resonating with members and that, despite the current anti-expert rhetoric being thrown around by politicians and the media, IEMA members and their employers continue to see value in high-level professional recognition that celebrates knowledge, experience, skills and influence. I look forward to welcoming in many more Full members throughout this year.’

The past 12 months has been a period of reform for IEMA. The changes –including the member level review, brand refresh and a renewed focus on enhancing value for members – have been positively received by members.


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