How do you use your experience to catalyse real change and set yourself on a journey towards leadership? Click to find out how IEMA Practitioner status is your solution.

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What our Practitioner members say

Chris Gale, Environmental Officer

Membership of IEMA has helped me enormously, it means I can access the latest news and resources, plus network with environmental and sustainability professionals from around the world. I feel part of a community and would not be without it!

Anastasia Kireeva, Sustainability Coordinator

Being a member of IEMA helps me stay up to date on all environmental news and regulations, attend webinars I am most interested in and expand my knowledge in sustainability. Achieving the Practitioner level in my IEMA membership helped me reflect on the goals I have been able to reach in my sustainability role at a marketing agency and identify areas for further improvement.

Abdul Rahman Farooqi, Environmental Specialist

It has been an excellent experience with IEMA, its networking, webinars, and priceless journals, all of which have given me insight into the world of sustainability which is the need of the hour and the near future. I appreciate the efforts of IEMA and sincerely wish that it reaches more and more people around the world to make our planet Earth a more sustainable place to live with; for us as well as the coming generations. Proudly looking forward to upgrading my membership.

Practitioner Membership

Practitioner membership makes you part of this community. It recognises everything you’re doing to help make business future-proof while giving you the practical support you need. We can help you deliver on your sustainability goals, with information, best practice and tools to put you ahead on ideas and innovation. You can also get the training you need to increase your knowledge and skills in the field. You can expect to build your influence and connect with others like you across IEMA, as part of the Practitioner community.

Achieving Practitioner Membership

Different people like to learn in different ways which is why we offer two routes to achieving Practitioner membership.

If you already have the appropriate environment and sustainability knowledge, then the direct study route allows you to register to complete the online exam and written case study assessment with IEMA.

If, however, you prefer a training course that is delivered either in a classroom or through e-learning, there is an approach to learning that works for you via an IEMA approved training partner.

If within the last three years you have completed either the IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management course or an IEMA approved degree then you will be eligible to fast-track your application. When you apply, you will need to select that you are eligible to fast-track and upload a valid copy of your course/degree certificate that falls within the 3 year timeframe.

Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP)

The Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) designation is a new title which recognises the level of professional practice of people operating within the environmental sector, aligning with IEMA’s Practitioner level membership.

It signifies a standard of environmental expertise, practice, and skills held by professionals spanning the breadth of academia, government, industry, consultancy, and other public and private sectors.

You can apply for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) if you are an existing Practitioner of IEMA (PIEMA). Or you can apply for the REnvP at the same time as application to PIEMA or if you upgrade from another level.

Your Route

Certified Course - Three knowledge based assignments and a written submission.

We can prepare you with everything you need to know with our Certificate in Environmental Management course. Delivered either in a classroom, through e-learning or work-based learning there is an approach to learning that works for you.

Click here to find out more about the course and how to book.

Direct Study - Online exam and written case study submission.

If you already have experience in an environment and sustainability role you can apply for Practitioner membership directly with IEMA. This involves completing an online exam which, once passed, is then followed by a written case study assessment. Our Practitioner Assessors will review your assessment and once they are happy you meet the Practitioner Standard, you will be able to use the PIEMA suffix.

Click here to find all that you need to know about your Practitioner application, and to access the supporting documents and resources.

How to achieve

  • Via the Certified ‘Certificate in Environmental Management’ course.
  • Via the Direct Study route, whereby you undertake the assessment having completed your own research and learning.

How to renew

  • If you're an existing Practitioner member looking to renew online, please first log into the website, go to your MyIEMA area, and then click on the 'Invoices' tab in order to select and pay off your renewal invoice.

How much does it cost?

£324* Application fee and year 1 membership fee

£197 Annual renewal fee

How much does it cost?

£324* Application fee and year 1 membership fee

£197 Annual renewal fee