International Association for Impact Assessment

IAIA Research Innovation Grant 2017

Compendium of National IA Professional Recognition Schemes:  Individual Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Practitioners 


In February 2017, the authors of this compendium put forward a bid to IAIA’s new Innovation Grant scheme to undertake research that aimed to review national systems for recognizing the competence of individual EIA practitioners. The grant proposal was entitled “An International IA Competency Standard – Establishing the Baseline and Examining the Foundation.”

The grant proposal was approved and this report provides an overview of the resulting research project and its findings, including an initial compendium of 24 EIA professional recognition schemes from around the globe.

IAIA members are invited and encouraged to update existing and/or add new entries into the Compendium of National Professional Recognition Schemes:  Individual EIA Practitioners using the Word template provided below.


Appendix A

Data Sheets for National Professional Recognition Schemes for Individual EIA Practitioners


Appendix B

Update or add a new country


Appendix C

Results from the online survey








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