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.
Please note that upgrades carry a one-off upgrade fee to cover the cost of the upgrade process - this is a separate payment to your annual renewal fee, so please ensure that your existing membership is up to date at the time of upgrading.
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.
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.
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. If you are upgrading to Practitioner, you can also apply for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP).
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. If you are upgrading to Practitioner, you can also apply for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP).
Upgrade to Full Membership - demonstrate what you’ve achieved by sharing your story with other professionals like you. You can also apply for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) if you are an existing Practitioner, or you can apply for the REnvP at the same time as your application to PIEMA or if you upgrade from another level.
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.
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