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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 Explained

  • 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 via the ‘Materials’ tab.

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