IEMA, the professional home of over 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide has launched significant changes to their training courses and membership structure. It aims to make the career path of IEMA members much clearer and also easier to upgrade.
Hopefully these frequently asked questions that we have answered below will clarify the changes to the courses.
There are changes to be implemented in 2017 to the IEMA Foundation Certificate by 1 January 2017 and the IEMA Associate Certificate courses by 1 July 2017 and these are aligned to the new membership structure to improve the career path.
From 1 January 2017 the IEMA Foundation Certificate will change from a 4 day to a 5 day course. Everyone who successfully completes this new 5 day course, passing the 1 hour online multiple choice test will be eligible to Associate membership of IEMA.
This new IEMA Foundation will be assessed with an online multiple choice exam, hosted by IEMA and you receive your results as soon as the exam is completed.
If you have successfully completed your IEMA Foundation since June 2013 you can apply for Associate membership of IEMA before 31 December 2016. You don’t need to take any more assessments but membership fees will apply.
If you take the IEMA Foundation before 31 December 2016 you can benefit from gaining IEMA Associate Membership.
This new course entitled the Certificate in Environmental Management will replace the current Associate Certificate from 1 July 2017. It has changed from 10 days to 15 days comprising 3 modules. Each module is assessed by an assignment set and marked by IEMA.
Membership is part of the successful completion of the Certificate in Environmental Management from 1 July 2017. Once the course has been completed an ‘Assessment of Competence’ marked by IEMA where learners showcase their application of skills and knowledge within the workplace is the final part of gaining Practitioner membership of IEMA (PIEMA).
If you have successfully completed your IEMA Associate Certificate by 12 June 2016, your membership will automatically be upgraded to Practitioner (PIEMA).
If you successfully complete your IEMA Associate Certificate between 13 June 2016 and 1 January 2017 you will automatically become IEMA Practitioner member rather than Associate member.
If you successfully complete your IEMA Associate Certificate between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017 you will become Associate members but you are entitled to a fast track to Practitioner membership by completing and submitting the Assessment of Competence.
You can learn more about the changes to IEMA Membership on the IEMA website (opens in a new window) or by clicking the button below to request more information from Astutis:
to benefit from upgraded membership you need to complete the IEMA course(s) before the new courses are in place (31 December 2016).
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