Being a member of IEMA is a journey with real and exciting goals. Each stage of the journey calls on you to play new roles, whether through doing, influencing, developing, learning or leading.

Student

Upgrade to Graduate if you’ve completed a degree which featured significant sustainability content within the last three years. Upgrade to Practitioner if you’ve spent a year in industry as part of your studies and can demonstrate enough practical experience. Upgrade to Associate if you’ve recently graduated with a degree that didn’t contain sustainability content, but you’d like to build a career in this profession. If you don’t already have the knowledge, you will first need to take a recognised course or qualification, such as the Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, and then complete an online assessment to qualify.

Upgrade to Affiliate if you’d prefer to simply stay connected to the industry and IEMA’s valuable professional network, rather than actively gain professional recognition at this time.


Affiliate

You already have a foothold as an IEMA member so it’s a great time to gain professional recognition – take a look at the Skills Map to assess what your next step on the journey is.


Graduate (GradIEMA)

Upgrade to Practitioner - show us what you’ve achieved in the workplace and what you've learnt in your role, through an online professional assessment, which we’ll guide you through.


Associate (AIEMA)

Upgrade to Practitioner - show us what you’ve achieved in the workplace and what you've learnt in your role, through an online professional assessment which we’ll guide you through.


Practitioner (PIEMA)

Upgrade to Full Membership - demonstrate what you’ve achieved, by sharing your story with other professionals like you. Full Membership automatically entitles you to Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status as well. Contact the Membership Team


Full (MIEMA)

Upgrade to Fellow - demonstrate what you’ve achieved as a visionary leader and ambassador for sustainability, through a peer review, which is a chance to share with us how you are leading change. Contact the Membership Team to talk it through.


What we do

We're transforming the world to sustainability.

Through the work we do, the influence we exert and the people we collaborate with, we have a global reach that affects real change.