According to the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act of 2010; Section 24, reads: The Board shall – (a) Register and Certify Practitioners in terms of Section 38 of this Act.
GUIDANCE FOR REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Applicants must apply for registration and certification ONLINE using the
appropriate application form, provided.
All first applicants are required to be registered as a Trainee Environmental
Assessment Practitioner (TEAP), first.
TEAPs will be registered with the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Board (EAPB), for a period not exceeding two (2) years, depending on training, experience and qualification.
- Application Criteria (for TEAP) is provided as per Schedule 4, From B, Regulations 10(2); of the EA Regulations of 2012.
- Application Form (for TEAP) is provided ONLINE.
- Fill in the FORM (Application for TEAP) provided: TEAP APPLICATION FORM [requires a link to the form]
- Check, fill in, attach and tick listed required necessary documents.
- Fees payable: “Application fee = Registration fee” is non-refundable.
- Once Board Approves your registration as a TEAP; the Registration fee “…serve as the annual subscription fee for that year…” – as per Section 39 (d) of the EA Act; i.e. Registration to be a TEAP is renewable, annually.
- NOTE 1: All applications must be addressed to the Executive Secretary
– in accordance with Section 39 of the EA Act of 2010;
- NOTE 2: Application and all documents/attachments must be
submitted primarily online, through the website’ links provided.* If submitted by E-mail or as hard copies (hand delivered) – twelve (12) printed copies are required, one of which should be marked “Original”, while the other eleven (11) should be marked “Copies”.
- NOTE 3: only Approved applicants will be Registered as TEAPs.
- NOTE 4: TEAPs are Trainees and NOT Practitioners, hence, NOT issued Certificates of practice.
- NOTE 5: TEAPs can only be mentored / trained only by a Senior and or a Principal Environmental Assessment Practitioner.
- NOTE 6: Each TEAP’ evidence of training, engagement in hands on EIA/EMP processes, participation in different stages of EIA/EMP, as well as clear specification/description of role played in each EIA/EMP project/study – MUST be included / form part of the team of each project/study participated in.
- NOTE 7: Upon completion of TEAP Training period, an UPGRADE for
the next level category of Registration & Certification, is encouraged. The next level here is referred as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP).
Note:* Application / Registration as a TEAP is required for ALL first applicants regardless of higher degree and or vast experience.
*’Qualifications in Environmental Discipline – is a key requirement.
*’Environmental Discipline is defined by the Standards and Criteria Committee and approved by the Board as follows:
environmental discipline is applied to studies that focus on all aspects of the biophysical, biological, socio-economic and sociocultural environment and the principles of sustainable development. This implies that environmental science applicants should have academic knowledge of all aspects of the environment and models/ methods for the integration of different aspects of the environment (e.g. environmental, social and economic sustainability). This excludes applicants with studies that focus on one or two specialised
Note: Registration fee “…serve as the annual subscription fee for that year…” – as per section 39 (d) of the EA Act; i.e. Registration to
be a TEAP is renewable, annually.’
* All applications must be accompanied by a proof of payment.
* If approved as TEAP by the Board.
* Application fee is non-refundable.