CIEEM aims to promote high professional standards and to ensure public confidence in the professional service offered by all its members. All members of CIEEM are required through their contract of membership to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct ('the Code'). This includes the need to maintain up-to-date records of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CPD is the means by which ecologists and environmental managers maintain and improve their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required in their professional lives. More details about the CPD requirement, and guidance on planning professional development, are located in the Members Area.
A copy of the Code together with CIEEM’s Disciplinary Procedures can be found below:
Making A Complaint
For any complaints received on or after 1st June 2016 the new version of the Code applies. However a member may not be found in breach of the Code if a complaint refers to a past event or piece of work (i.e. one that took place before the 1st June 2016) where it can be shown that the alleged breach would not have been a breach under the version of the Code applying at the time.
If you are the Subject of a Complaint
If you find yourself the subject of a complaint then you will find some helpful advice and information about the complaints process here: FAQs - If you are the subject of a complaint.
Disciplinary Hearings are held as required. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Secretariat for dates and times. Members of the public are not allowed to participate at hearings, but may attend as observers, if they have notified the Secretariat in advance of their intention to attend.
In Practice Articles
The following articles from recent editions of In Practice highlight some of the issues and may be of interest.