Welcome to the SETAC Europe

Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors (CRA) Programme

 the first internationally recognised certificate for environmental risk assessors.

The complexity of European regulations is ever increasing, and environmental risk assessment approaches across Europe are being harmonised. With regard to the authorisation of chemicals such as industrial chemicals, household chemicals, pesticides and biocides, there is a need for an internationally recognised standard for those involved with these practices.

Therefore the Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors (CRA) programme was launched with the vision to harmonise and further strengthen the use of up-to-date scientific methods and principles in the environmental risk assessment of chemicals and other stressors. We promote the education in the environmental sciences as well as the advancement and application of scientific research.

Our mission is to identify and maintain a high standard for professionals working in the field of environmental risk assessment.

The CRA programme is an initiative of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Europe. SETAC is a not-for-profit organisation comprised of more than 6,000 individuals and institutions in 100 countries. Central to the programme is the Certification Programme Committee, composed of SETAC Europe environmental scientists and risk assessors from academia, government and business.

What We Offer

The certification is for everyone who wishes to demonstrate their professional expertise in the field of environmental risk assessment, the use of up-to-date scientific methods and principles and their commitment to continuous development in the field.

  • Increase knowledge and competencies in environmental risk assessment

  • Acquire recognition of professional skill and expertise

  •  Facilitate collaboration with risk assessors across the globe for insight and understanding across risk assessment practices

I have worked at the European Chemicals Agency for almost 10 years now, and in dealing with REACH-related issues every day, it seems crucial to me that experts from industry, academia and governmental institutions should share the same high standards and the same broad understanding of risk assessment principles to ensure the safe use of chemicals and the sufficient protection of the environment – not only for us today but also for future generations. I believe that the SETAC certification programme is a great opportunity for professionals to demonstrate that they have sufficient expertise in the field of environmental risk assessment.

Marta Sobanska, ECHA, Finland

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