Arb Association awarding chartered status

Arb Association awarding chartered status

posted by Chris Hastie on Aug 06 2007 21:41

The Arboricultural Association has been licensed by the Society for the Environment to award the coveted Chartered status to any of its Professional Members and Fellows who can demonstrate competence in sustainable environmental policies and practices.

“This is a monumental achievement for the Association and its ability to care for the environment” says Arboricultural Association Director Nick Eden, “But it’s not just of benefit to the environment; it’s about enabling our members to become chartered and thereby to stand with other Chartered professionals on a level playing field.”

To become a Chartered Environmentalist through the Arboricultural Association, an applicant must:

  1. Be a Professional Member or Fellow of the Arboricultural Association;
  2. Have at least four years relevant experience;
  3. Hold relevant academic qualifications;
  4. Be able to demonstrate knowledge of, competence in, and engagement with, sustainable management of the environment; and
  5. Agree to comply with the Society of the Environment’s Code of Ethics and the Arboricultural Association’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Chartered Environmentalists can use the style CEnv after their names. The cost of assessment for Chartered Environmentalist status is £200, with an additional £125 if an interview is necessary. The Arboricultural Association expects to be able to determine applications within 90 days through its panel of six licensed assessors. Applications from non-Arboricultural Association members are welcome if accompanied by an application for Professional Membership.

Further information and application forms are available to download from the Arboricultural Association’s website: www.trees.org.uk