SoBRA Accreditation Scheme – free applications for Regulators 

A core objective of SoBRA’s constitution is to support technical excellence in brownfield risk assessment. We have noted that Regulators (employees of local authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency) are underrepresented on the SoBRA Accreditation Register, despite there being many potential members across the UK.

SoBRA is therefore pleased to offer two free applications (worth £200 each) to Regulators in each application window. Please note that if our total application quota has been reached for a particular application window, SoBRA reserves the right to roll your application over to the next window. There are two application windows per year (February and August). The bursary only covers your application fee, and if awarded RSoBRA or ASoBRA there will still be an annual Not for Profit Accredited membership renewal fee of £35 per year.

Accreditation application process for Regulators

For each area of expertise there are two grades of SoBRA accreditation:

(RSoBRA)Registered as a Risk Assessor with SoBRA
(ASoBRA)Fully Accredited Member of SoBRA

To apply

1.  Download the application pack here & complete the supporting evidence documents

The next window is open from 1-31 August 2024 and the free places will be offered on a first come first submitted application basis. If you have any queries about the scheme or application process, please contact [email protected] or watch our webinar on the Accreditation Scheme.

2. Please complete your application form and submit it directly to [email protected]. You do not need to submit your application over the website or pay an application fee.

Here you must:

  • Specify areas of expertise and grade of accreditation you are applying for.
  • Attach supporting evidence documents (as detailed in the application pack).
  • If you are applying for the ASoBRA level of accreditation you must provide details of your professional body membership.

3.  Attend peer interview

4.  SoBRA decision