Persons seeking recognition as an IBERA Diplomate must provide proof of education and professional experience in Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA). The eligibility requirements are as follows:
Education and Professional Experience
*The years refer to full-time professional experience or part-time equivalent.
In addition to the above required years of professional experience in ERA, a recent or current professional position in the field of ERA (employed or self-employed) at the time of the application is required.
For the Eligibility Check the following information and documents need to be submitted.
- Personal contact details and professional information
- Proof of Academic Education: Official transcript of the degree used as the basis for qualification – scanned copies are acceptable.
- Statement of Professional Experience: Listing of professional experiences in the field of Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) as a brief dossier or CV (abbreviated CV is recommended). Experience in ERA should be clearly described in detail and include the time period.
- Verification of Professional Experiences: Applicants must arrange for letters from supervisor(s) to verify work experiences. For self-employed applicants, letters from clients or (previous) employers may be used.
Check below for further details and instructions.
Determination of Eligibility and Notification
Applicants will be notified of their eligibility by 15 July 2023. All eligibility decisions are at the discretion of the eligibility committee and the IBERA council. All applicants are urged to initiate their preparation for the examination well before the submission date.
Each period of eligibility to take the examination is of three years’ duration. A candidate found eligible by the council may take up to three examinations within that period of eligibility. If the applicant does not pass the examination within the period of eligibility, eligibility needs to be re-established with necessary forms, fees and supporting documentation.
An extension in the third year of eligibility may be granted by the council in exceptional cases. For example, when a scheduled examination could not be taken and rescheduled by a candidate due to unforeseen circumstances. Requests for extension must be made via email and received by IBERA either before or within 10 business days after the missed examination. Appropriate documentation should accompany all such requests. If an extension is granted, the candidate must take the examination in the following year but will not have to pay an additional Application and Examination Fee.