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Qualifying Membership

If you are just starting out as a professional or changing career then Qualifying membership could be for youQualifying membership is a route for members to work towards a competency assessed membership grade and supports early career ecologists and environmental managers.  As a Qualifying member, you’d be able to access member benefits to support your professional development.  

If that sounds like you, read on to explore the benefits of Qualifying membership.

Professional recognition 

  • Widely regarded professional recognition. 
  • Enhance your CV with CIEEM membership.  

Training and CPD 

  • Discounted rates on our extensive professional development programme of conferences, training events and webinars. 
  • Plan and record your CPD through our online platform. 


  • quarterly copy of CIEEM’s In Practice magazine, addressing a wide range of topical issues.  
  • Monthly updates on policy and the latest news from the sector directly to your inbox.  
  • Advice and support on professional matters through access to our Technical Guidance Series and members’ only Professional Guidance Series 


  • Local and regional networking opportunities through your nearest member network. 
  • Opportunities to meet other ecological and environmental professionals and potential employers through our national programme of training and events. 

Supporting you and the sector 

  • Exclusive member discounts from carefully chosen suppliers of equipment and clothing. 
  • Opportunities to influence government and key decision makers on issues of concern.  
  • Improve your practise by assessing your skills and experience using CIEEM’s Competency Framework. 
  • ‘Give something back’ and develop your own skills through our numerous volunteering opportunities 
  • Spread the cost of membership subscription via direct debit.


Visit the 'Supporting Your Application' page to refer to CIEEM's Member Regulations and Code of Professional Conduct

Download the Qualifying Membership Application Form here >>

If you are already a member of CIEEM and looking to upgrade, please login to the Members’ Area to download an upgrade application form