Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a charge to attend the Becoming Chartered workshop?
Do I have to be a CIWM Member to attend the workshop?
No, anyone is welcome to attend the workshop however we strongly recommend that all candidates who wish to apply for Chartered Waste Manager should be a member of CIWM for at least 6 months prior to applying. By joining CIWM before you apply you will have access to the CIWM member magazine, member newsletter and technical support, all of which will help you to develop your knowledge of the wider sector and ensure you are up to date with legislation, policy and hot topics in the sector ahead of your professional interview.
How do I book a place on the workshop?
In each regional section above you will find a link to book a place on the workshop. If there is no link, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the date will be confirmed.
Where will my professional interview be?
The time for your professional interview will be advised approximately 2 weeks before the professional interview date. The panel for the professional interview will depend upon the number of applications received, expertise of candidates and availability of interviewers. Where possible we try to match Chartered candidates with at least one panellist from the same sector. The professional interviews will take place virtually over a Zoom video call. There will be several panels taking place for each region on the interview date and the panel for the professional interview are organised after the application deadline for a region.
I'm busy on the professional interview date in my region. Can I have my professional interview in another region?
Yes, but you must state your preferred date from the options available when you submit your application and ensure that your application is submitted by the corresponding regional application deadline.
If I attend a workshop do I have to apply for Chartered membership by the stated deadline?
No. The workshops are there to support you as you decide whether to apply, prepare your application and to ensure you know what to expect at all stages in the process. Some candidates apply by the deadline while others choose to wait until a later application period if they feel they need a bit more time to develop in the profession. We will fully support you in putting together your development plans inline with the competences required for Chartered membership and recommend coming to the workshop so you can create your own action plan once you fully understand the process.
I can’t attend a workshop; can I still apply?
Yes, the workshops are not compulsory and there are many other ways you can get information and support for your Chartered application.
- Take a look through the Chartered membership pages on our website, including the case studies which will give you some insight into the experiences of some of our existing Chartered Waste Managers.
- Read the candidate guidance notes which provide a detailed outline of the process.
- Contact your CIWM Regional Centre to find out if they can link you with an experienced interviewer or Chartered Waste Manager who can support you in the application process.
- Contact the membership team at CIWM to discuss your queries.