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Professional Environmental Assessor (PEnvA) TM

Professional Environmental Assessor (PEnvA) TM   is a broad designation for environmental practitioners who have the specific qualifications based on education, training, and experience to render professional opinion, decision, prepare and/or implement appropriate plans and strategies in any of the following areas:

  1. Environmental Site Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Site Investigation, or Environmental Remediation;
  2. Environmental Policy Development and/or Implementation/Enforcement;
  3. Environmental Education and/or Research; and
  4. Environmental Work involving Laboratory Analysis of Environmental Samples.
  5. Environmental Work involving Wildlife and Nature Preservation, and other environmental work not included elsewhere.

(1) PEnvA TM for Environmental Assessments, Investigations & Remediations
This designation if for those environmental practitioners who perform any or all of the following: Phase I environmental site assessments, environmental impact assessments, environmental site investigations, or environmental  remediations.  For those who perform Phase I environmental site assessments , the qualifications for this designation far exceeds the minimum requirements of the definition of Environmental Professional as defined in
§312.10 of 40 CFR Part 312.  Like the CEnvATM, the PEnvA TM title assures that the designee  meets and follows the United States federal requirements for Environmental Professionals (§312.20 of 40 CFR Part 312) and fills the void left by the discontinuation of the California REA Program.    The PEnvA TM  designation is not exclusive or limited to those who practice in the United States but is available to any environmental professional anywhere in the world who meets the qualifications.   
This designation requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering or science and the equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., environmental site assessment, investigation, remediation).  Schools that are exempt from accreditation requirements by virtue of government legislation are assumed accredited. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) in any relevant discipline (e.g., engineering, science, health, management, business, law, etc.) may be counted as the equivalent of additional two (2) years and three (3) years, respectively, of relevant experience.  A successful operation of an environmentally oriented company as owner, partner, CEO, president, etc., for at least five (5) years will be counted as the equivalent of one additional year of relevant experience for every three (3) years of operation for up to the equivalent of five (5) years.  For example, an environmental practitioner who has a master’s degree was employed for two (2) years and later operated his own business as a CEO for six (6) years will have an equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., 2 years for employment, plus 2 years for master’s degree, plus 6 years for 6 years in business, plus 2 additional equivalent years for operating his own business, 1 year for each 3 years).  
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a supervisory position and/or position of personal responsibility for the control and direction of relevant work within a professional’s scope of competence.
  • For specific experience, must have conducted any combination of at least fifty (50) Phase I or Phase II Environmental Site Assessments; environmental investigations of the air, soil vapor, soil, or groundwater; or environmental remediation which includes remedial investigation, as a principal site investigator and/or author.

(2) PEnvA TM for Environmental Policy Development and/or Implementation/Enforcement
This designation requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering, science, law, management or other environmentally relevant areas, and the equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., environmental policy development and/or implementation/enforcement).  Schools that are exempt from accreditation requirements by virtue of government legislation are assumed accredited. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) in any relevant discipline (e.g., engineering, science, health, management, business, law, etc.) may be counted as the equivalent of additional two years and three years, respectively, of relevant experience.  A successful operation of an environmentally oriented company as owner, partner, CEO, president, etc., for at least five (5) years will be counted as the equivalent of one additional year of relevant experience for every three (3) years of operation for up to the equivalent of five (5) years.  For example, an environmental practitioner who has a master’s degree was employed for two (2) years and later operated his own business as a CEO for six (6) years will have an equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., 2 years for employment, plus 2 years for master’s degree, plus 6 years for 6 years in business, plus 2 additional equivalent years for operating his own business, 1 year for each 3 years).  
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a supervisory position and/or position of personal responsibility for the control and direction of relevant work within a professional’s scope of competence in a government environmental regulatory agency or private agency assisting and/or providing environmental consulting to government and/or private agencies involving policy development, preparation and/or implementation of plans and strategies.
  • For specific experience, must have been involved as a principal responsible person or one with significant role: (a) in at least five (5) environmental law matters for those in environmental law practice; (b) at least twenty-five (25) environmental enforcement cases for those in government environmental regulatory enforcement capacity; and (c) for others, any combination of five (5) environmental policy development tasks or environmental implementation projects/tasks.

(3) PEnvA TM for Environmental Education and/or Research
This designation requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering, science or other environmentally relevant areas and the equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., environmental education and/or research).  Schools that are exempt from accreditation requirements by virtue of government legislation are assumed accredited. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) in any relevant discipline (e.g., engineering, science, health, management, business, law,  etc.) may be counted as the equivalent of additional two years and three years, respectively, of relevant experience.  A successful operation of an environmentally oriented company as owner, partner, CEO, president, etc., for at least five (5) years will be counted as the equivalent of one additional year of relevant experience for every three (3) years of operation for up to the equivalent of five (5) years.  For example, an environmental practitioner who has a master’s degree was employed for two (2) years and later operated his own business as a CEO for six (6) years will have an equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., 2 years for employment, plus 2 years for master’s degree, plus 6 years for 6 years in business, plus 2 additional equivalent years for operating his own business, 1 year for each 3 years).  
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a supervisory position and/or position of personal responsibility for the control and direction of relevant work within a professional’s scope of competence in an academic and/or research institution involving environmental work.
  • For specific experience, must have been involved in any combination of at least five (5) environmental education and/or research projects, as principal investigator and/or author or one with significant role.

(4) PEnvA TM for Laboratory Analysis of Environmental Samples
This designation requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering or science and the equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., laboratory analysis of environmental samples).  Schools that are exempt from accreditation requirements by virtue of government legislation are assumed accredited. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) in any relevant discipline (e.g., engineering, science, health, management, business, law, etc.) may be counted as the equivalent of additional two years and three years, respectively, of relevant experience.  A successful operation of an environmentally oriented company as owner, partner, CEO, president, etc., for at least five (5) years will be counted as the equivalent of one additional year of relevant experience for every three (3) years of operation for up to the equivalent of five (5) years.  For example, an environmental practitioner who has a master’s degree was employed for two (2) years and later operated his own business as a CEO for six (6) years will have an equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., 2 years for employment, plus 2 years for master’s degree, plus 6 years for 6 years in business, plus 2 additional equivalent years for operating his own business, 1 year for each 3 years).  
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a supervisory position and/or position of personal responsibility for the control and direction of relevant work within a professional’s scope of competence involving laboratory analysis of environmental samples.
  • For specific experience, must have conducted environmental analyses following standard analytical methods for at least five (5) years.

(5) PEnvA TM for Wildlife and Nature Preservation, and Other environmental Work Not included Elsewhere
This designation requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering, science or other environmentally relevant areas and the equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., wildlife and nature preservation, and other environmental work not included elsewhere).  Schools that are exempt from accreditation requirements by virtue of government legislation are assumed accredited. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree (or their equivalent for those who studied outside the United States) in any relevant discipline (e.g., engineering, science, health, management, business, law, etc.) may be counted as the equivalent of additional two years and three years, respectively, of relevant experience.  A successful operation of an environmentally oriented company as owner, partner, CEO, president, etc., for at least five (5) years will be counted as the equivalent of one additional year of relevant experience for every three (3) years of operation for up to the equivalent of five (5) years.  For example, an environmental practitioner who has a master’s degree was employed for two (2) years and later operated his own business as a CEO for six (6) years will have an equivalent of twelve (12) years of full-time relevant experience (i.e., 2 years for employment, plus 2 years for master’s degree, plus 6 years for 6 years in business, plus 2 additional equivalent years for operating his own business, 1 year for each 3 years).  
  • At least five (5) years of experience at a supervisory position and/or position of personal responsibility for the control and direction of relevant work within a professional’s scope of competence involving wildlife and nature preservation, and other environmental work not included elsewhere.
  • For specific experience, must have been involved in any combination of at least five (5) wildlife and nature preservation or other environmental work, as principal investigator and/or author or one with significant role.


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