The intended definition of a qualified environmental professional is a professional who applies: a high level of environmental knowledge; understanding of the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental management; and skills, to protect and enhance the environment in a sustainable way. He/she must also behave and conduct their work with integrity, adhering to HKIQEP’s Values, Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Apart from a solid foundation of environmental knowledge and skills, qualified environmental professionals may also be specialists or experts in more specific areas within the larger environmental realm, such as in air greenhouse gas, water, waste, energy, etc.

Membership Class

  1. Honorary Fellows
  2. Founding Fellows
  3. Fellows
  4. Professional Members
  5. Associate Members
  6. Student Members

HKIQEP membership_categoryRecognised IP Membership_updated on 6 June

 

Membership Designatory Letters

The table below shows you the designatory letters you may use according to your membership category,

Membership Category Designatory Letters
Honorary Fellows FHKIQEP (Hon)
Founding Fellows FHKIQEP or FHKIQEP (Founding)
Fellows FHKIQEP
Professional Members MHKIQEP
Associate Members AHKIQEP
Student Members No permitted designatory letters

 

Application for membership

  • A Member must be an individual who is 18 years old or above. Membership is not transferrable.
  • All Members shall comply with such continuous obligations which the Executive Committee may impose on the Members or the relevant class of Members from time to time.
  • Every application for election to any class of membership of the Institute other than Founding Fellows and Honorary Fellows shall be in a form prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time and an applicant may at the discretion of the Executive Committee be required to attend an interview and/or undertake a written test in such format as the Executive Committee may decide. Every Member who is so elected shall be informed of his election by the Honorary Secretary who shall also send to him a copy of these articles.
  • A Member may apply to be transferred from one class of membership to another class of membership for which he is eligible. An application for transfer of membership shall be in a form prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time and an applicant may at the discretion of the Executive Committee be required to attend an interview and/or undertake a written test in such format as the Executive Committee may decide.
  • All election or transfer to a class of membership are subject to the payment by the person of the subscription fee of such class of membership where applicable.
  • All invitations, election or transfer of membership shall be decided by the Executive Committee at a meeting of the Executive Committee and shall be subject to the discretion of the Executive Committee. No record shall be made in the minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the names of applicants not elected or transferred.  The Executive Committee may re-admit as Member a former Member and may impose such condition the Executive Committee may see fit.

 

1. Honorary Fellows 

  • The Executive Committee may from time to time invite any distinguished person whom the Executive Committee desires to honour for exceptional services to the Institute or outstanding contributions to the Objects to be an Honorary Fellow subject to the acceptance of such person.
  • An Honorary Fellow shall not pay an annual subscription fee.
  • An Honorary Fellow shall have no voting rights.

 

2. Founding Fellows

  • The Executive Committee may from time to time prior to the first anniversary of the incorporation of the Institute invite any distinguished person whom the Executive Committee considers to have contributed to the establishment of the Institute and/or its professional qualification system to be a Founding Fellow subject to the acceptance of such person.
  • A Founding Fellow shall pay the annual subscription fee as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
  • A Founding Fellow shall have voting rights.

 

3. Fellows 

  • A person shall be eligible to be a Fellow if he/She has to be the HKIQEP Professional Member prior to the application and fulfils the requirements in our AoA.
  • Details will be announced later. 

AoA Clause 72-76:

  • A person who is a member of an Institutional Partner shall be eligible to be a Fellow if he has, in the opinion of the Executive Committee,
    • made a significant contribution to the environmental field, either locally or abroad, have continued his professional practice and development in the environmental field, and have demonstrated satisfactory performance in such other relevant aspects, as shall make it desirable that he be a Fellow; and
    • had post qualification experience of at least fifteen years in the environmental field, at least Five years of which were in a position of significant responsibility in professional work which is relevant to the environmental field as shall satisfy the Executive Committee; and
    • the necessary qualifications for a Professional Member of the Institute.
  • It shall be a continuing requirement of a Fellow to remain as a member of an Institutional Partner during the continuation of his membership of a Fellow. In the event he ceases to be a member of an Institutional Partner or such institute ceases to be an Institutional Partner for whatever reason, such Fellow shall inform the Institute forthwith.  He shall within 180 days become the member of another Institutional Partner failing which the membership of such individual as a Fellow shall automatically be changed to an Associate provided he is eligible to be an Associate.  If such person is not eligible to be an Associate Member, he shall subject to article 96 cease to be a Member.
  • A person applying for election or transfer to the class of membership of Fellow shall be supported by three Founding Fellows or Fellows who personally know the candidate.
  • A Fellow shall pay the relevant annual subscription fee as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
  • A Fellow shall have voting rights.

 

4. Professional Members 

  • A person who is a member of an Institutional Partner whose type or class of membership in such Institutional Partner is in the opinion of the Executive Committee equivalent to a Professional Member of the Institute shall be eligible to be a Professional Member if he is, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, practising on a professional level in the environmental field, and has demonstrated satisfactory performance in such other relevant aspects, as shall make it desirable that he be a Professional Member; and
    • has obtained a degree in the environmental field acceptable to the Executive Committee; and has post qualification experience of at least five years in the environmental field, at least three years of which was in a position of responsibility in professional work which demands a level of environmental knowledge as shall satisfy the Executive Committee, (provided that relevant higher degrees may be counted towards the five years requirement); or
    • has satisfied the Executive Committee that he possesses an equivalent knowledge in the environmental field considered appropriate by the Executive Committee; and has experience of at least ten years, at least three years of which was in a position of responsibility, in professional work which demands a level of environmental knowledge as shall satisfy the Executive Committee; or
    • has been an Associate Member for not less than three years in the environmental field with managerial responsibility, provided that this requirement shall not be applicable before the third anniversary of the incorporation of the Institute.
  • It shall be a continuing requirement of a Professional Member to remain as a member of an Institutional Partner during the continuation of his membership of a Professional Member. In the event he ceases to be a member of an Institutional Partner or such institute ceases to be an Institutional Partner for whatever reason, such Professional Member shall inform the Institute forthwith.  He shall within 180 days become the member of another Institutional Partner failing which the membership of such individual as a Professional Member shall automatically be changed to an Associate provided he is eligible to be an Associate.  If such person is not eligible to be an Associate Member, he shall subject to article 96 cease to be a Member.
  • A person applying for election or transfer to the class of membership of Professional Member shall be supported by three Professional Members, Founding Fellows or Fellows who personally know the applicant.
  • A Professional Member shall pay the relevant annual subscription fee as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
  • A Professional Member shall have voting rights.
  • A Professional Member shall pass the qualification process set by the Executive Committee (Please click HERE for process details )

 

5. Associate Members 

  • A person shall be eligible to be an Associate Member if he is, in the opinion of the Executive Committee practising in the environmental field; has the intention to proceed to become a Professional Member; has received a general education approved by the Executive Committee; and either:-
    • has obtained a degree in the environmental field acceptable to the Executive Committee; or
    • has been educated in a discipline related to the environmental field and has supplemented his academic qualifications with working and/or research experience in the environmental field for not less than five years.
  • A person applying for election or transfer to the class of membership of Associate Member shall be supported by one Founding Fellow, Fellow or Professional Member who personally knows the candidate.
  • An Associate Member shall pay the relevant annual subscription fee as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
  • An Associate Member shall have no voting rights
  • Associate Member Application Form

 

6. Student Members

  • A person applying for election to the class of membership of Student Member shall have attained the age of eighteen years, and at the time of application, be a bona-fide student in a degree, program or course in the environmental field.
  • A person applying for election to the class of membership of Student Member shall be proposed by a Founding Fellow, Fellow or a Professional Member who personally knows the candidate.
  • A Student Member shall pay the relevant annual subscription fee as prescribed by the Executive Committee from time to time.
  • A Student Member shall have no voting rights.
  • Student Member Application Form

 

Amendment to eligibility

  • The Executive Committee may review and amend the classes of membership and their eligibility and the rights attached to them from time to time provided that any such amendment can only take effect after it has been endorsed by the Members in a general meeting.

 

Fee

HKIQEP Membership Fee 2018-19

Should you have any enquiry concerning HKIQEP membership, please contact us through membership@hkiqep.org.

Updated on 17 March 2018