CHARTERED CIVIL engineers can now take up the new title of chartered environmentalist (CEnv) without having to sit a professional review, the ICE has confirmed.
The ICE was granted a licence to award the new CEnv qualification last week.
Until July 2005 members with 12 years experience or 12 equivalent 'units of learning' can become chartered environmentalists by sending their CV with a completed application form to the ICE.
After that point members will have to submit a portfolio of work and sit an interview.
The CEnv qualification is administered by the Society for the Environment. It was formed in 2000 when a number of learned societies came together to form an umbrella environmental body.
Its aim is to 'find ways to advance civilisation without destroying natural diversity and depleting scarce natural resources'.
The ICE became a constituent member in January (NCE 15 January). Other constituent bodies include the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management and the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
'We are thrilled to be able to offer interested members the opportunity to attain chartered status in this field, ' said ICE membership director Jon Prichard. 'The CEnv will raise the profile of the environmental profession.'
The application process costs £75. Applicants must answer three questions to demonstrate how they work under sound sustainable environmental principles.