Chartered Practitioners

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) have developed a register for Environmental Cleaning Professionals as a means of recognising and maintaining high standards and ongoing proficiency for individuals.


Those applying must be of integrity and have a good level of general expertise, operating at a strategic or senior level, as defined in the application document. Admittance to the Register demonstrates to clients, employers, peers and the public an ability to perform at a high standard, and a commitment to continuing professional development.


Registrants will be required to demonstrate good inclusive knowledge and understanding, also proving they have reached a minimum competence level in six defined areas of expertise, which when collated will also prove they have achieved at least 80% of the required overall competency levels.

Click Apply (below) to start the process of joining the practitioners register.

Further details can be downloaded in the sections below or contact the Clerk at for further information.

Chartered Practitioner Login

Existing members of the Chartered Practitioners Register, and those who have already submitted an Expression of Interest can log in here.


Expression of Interest

Click here to get started joining the Chartered Practitioners Register.


Guide for Expression of Interest

This guidance is written to help you focus on what to include in your application to the Register of Chartered Practitioners in Environmental Cleaning. It also describes the application process.


An Environmental Cleaning Professional who can demonstrate the required competency levels over the prescribed timescales, who passes the background checks or who holds a professional status i.e., professional membership, may apply to be admitted to the Register of Chartered Environmental Cleaning Professionals. This includes those persons who specialise in the delivery of cleaning services, associated services, training/education in the cleaning and associated industries and the Armed Forces, and anyone employed directly in the administration of cleaning standards. These are core requirements for a Chartered Environmental Cleaning Professional.

  • You will need to demonstrate you adopt a strategic approach. This is not necessarily reliant on holding a directorial position, but there must be clear evidence of your personal contribution.
  • Whilst you may be a subject expert in a specific area of cleaning, you will be required to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the industry.

Once admitted, you remain on the Register by:

  • Compliance with a Code of Conduct,
  • Participation in and confirmation that you comply with the criteria of the Environmental Cleaning Practitioner Continuous Professional Development scheme, and
  • Payment of an annual fee.

The Application Process

  • The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is the Chartered Body with the Officers responsible for the Chartered Register.
  • The admittance process is through a Select Committee from within the Company.
  • The first step for interested individuals is to complete an Expression of Interest document.
  • This application must be made on the official Expression of Interest form, along with copies of qualification certificates, supporting evidence as required at this stage, current CV and photo ID, which should be submitted to the Clerk for formal approval by the Select Committee (downloaded via the web portal)
  • This should be accompanied by a registration fee of £50 +VAT (non-refundable). This is paid through the web portal.
  • Once this is in place the process of gathering evidence for the application begins.

On approval an application fee of £500 + VAT will be required. This must be paid prior to acceptance on to the register.

There are two pathways to registration – the Standard path and the Individual path. Download full documentation below.

Assessment Guidelines

The assessment of each submission will be marked by 3 individuals appointed from the CPR / Education Committee (and approved other individuals). The same 3 individuals will be the panel for the presentation and interview as detailed in Section F. These activities will take place three or four times on predetermined dates throughout the year, and be reviewed as the demand requires.

Feedback will be provided by the panel, Firstly at the time of the written submission and secondly after the interview.

Any applicant not achieving the required marks will be invited to resubmit their written submission once only within one calendar month of notification.

Any applicant not achieving the required marks following interview will be invited to one further interview only.

Any further need for resubmission will require the candidate to reapply with the appropriate payment made.

Scope of Submission

The submission will include completion of a submission (approximately 10,000 words in length, 10% will be allowed either way) demonstrating that the applicant has met the defined competence requirements from all the five key elements (A-E).

The submission should directly reflect the experience, the knowledge and the skills of the applicant.

Core Criteria

The marking criteria (competence standards) for all elements draw upon the following minimum core criteria, which are applicable to the assessment of most of or all of the assignments:

  • Understanding of the subject.
  • Utilisation of recognised technical, professional and academic sources.
  • Relevance of material selected and of the arguments proposed.
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Logical coherence.
  • Critical evaluation.
  • Comprehensiveness of research.
  • Innovation / Creativity / Originality.

The language used must be of a sufficient and suitable standard to permit assessment of the above criteria.

These minimum core criteria form a part of professionally measurable standards and as such would not usually be subject to any modification; any submission concerning reasonable adjustments for disability should be submitted as an annex to the submission.

Download full documentation below.