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Agricultural Engineering Institution (IAgrE) maintains professional status


The Engineering Council (EC) and the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) have renewed IAgrEs professional licences for a further 5 years.

The EC licence is granted to professional engineering institutions to authorise them to assess applicants for inclusion on the Engineering Councils register of professional engineers and technicians.  The licence gives IAgrE the authority to assess the competence and commitment of candidates for registration as chartered engineer, incorporated engineer and engineering technicians to qualified members.

IAgrE is a founder constituent body of the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), an umbrella body for environmental professionals.  It was formed to provide an internationally recognised professional qualification for environmental practitioners (CEnv) and IAgrE is able to offer the award to suitably qualified and experienced members.

To qualify for renewal IAgrE was re-assessed by the EC and SocEnv to ensure continuing compliance and that the correct procedures are in place to continually monitor the professional development and conduct of registrants.

IAgrE offers professional recognition to an extraordinarily wide range of people working in the application of science, engineering and technology to the land, whether it is for food or industrial production, amenity or environmental stewardship, said Chris Whetnall, IAgrEs chief executive.

From technicians to graduates, if you have the requisite qualifications and experience, accreditation is available to the engineering registers (EngTech, IEng, CEng) and as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).  There is no reason why members cant be recognised as both an engineer and an environmentalist, he added.

1. IAgrE is the professional body for scientists, technologists, engineers, academics, managers and students working in the landbased sector and has an international membership base.

2. As a licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK) and a founding Constituent Body of The Society for the Environment, IAgrE registers suitably experienced professionals as Chartered Engineers, Chartered Environmentalists, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

The Engineering Council:

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. We hold the national registers of 235,000 Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech).

In addition, the Engineering Council sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. This ensures that employers, government and wider society – both in the UK and overseas – can have confidence in the knowledge, experience and commitment of registrants.

The Society for the Environment:

The Society for the Environment is an independent, not for profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter and responsible for awarding the title Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) to professional individuals through its 24 licensed member bodies

Chartered Environmentalists come from no single profession but operate across all professional sectors. There are now over 5,600 environmental professionals with CEnv status, which denotes sound knowledge, proven experience and a profound commitment to sustainable best practice within that professional’s field of expertise.

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