Associate (AIEMA)


There’s a whole new world of opportunity for environment and sustainability professionals — and this is your way in.

The drive towards sustainability has opened up new professional avenues across all sectors. If you’re looking to start out or make a change in your career and have real working experience to share, then Associate membership of IEMA is your gateway into the profession. You don’t have to have a conventional academic background in environment and sustainability. As part of our worldwide community you can quickly access the training, support and industry knowledge you need, while gaining recognition and building your network within the profession.

What is it?

The entry point for those building a career in environment and sustainability. A way to get recognition for the knowledge you’ve gained through your work.

Who’s it for?

Professional people looking to get more fully involved and make an impact in an environment and sustainability role.

What do you get?

  • The AIEMA suffix — a way to prove to employers, clients and colleagues that you’re on a great career path.
  • Weekly invitations to events that will connect you firmly with other professionals and help build your knowledge.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments in practice and changing legislation, with your subscription to Transform magazine – the world’s most-read environment and sustainability publication.
  • Access to the guidance you need to help you do your job.
  • A chance to get involved in IEMA’s surveys and consultations, which influence the policies and regulations affecting your work.

How do you get it?

Take our online exam in your own time, or an IEMA accredited course. We can prepare you with everything you need to know with our Foundation Certificate training courses. These provide a great way for you to get a foothold and demonstrate your competence in this kind of work.


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Where on the journey?

This is the starting point for environment and sustainability professionals and you can expect to progress to Practitioner membership and beyond.

And for your organisation…

 Associate membership offers support, training resources, information and professional connections, so that your organisation has the expertise to manage environmental risk and compliance.  

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