SETAC Certification goes global

The SETAC Europe Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors has been developed 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 by offering an internationally recognised certification for professionals working in the field.

Recognizing the value of such a programme, SETAC is working together to expand the certification into a single, global certification programme. The International Board of Environmental Risk Assessors (IBERA) will be established as a stand-alone not-for-profit association to promote the conduct of scientifically robust and technically advanced assessments of risks from chemical exposure through certification of individuals with demonstrated expertise in environmental risk assessment (ERA).

The Certification Programme Committee (CPC) and the IBERA Council are working closely together to guarantee a smooth and fair transitioning phase from the existing SETAC Europe CRA programme to the IBERA programme, ultimately resulting in the phasing out of the Europe CRA programme.

The global certification programme aims to provide two levels of certification: diplomate (advanced) and adjunct (basic).  

  • At this moment IBERA is aiming to deliver the first diplomate examination by end of 2021 and those who succeed will be granted the the “diplomate of IBERA” or “IBERA certified risk assessor” status. Recognising the qualification of SETAC Europe Certified Risk Assessors, those professionals will receive that new IBERA certification during the transition.
  • In order to get the “adjunct of IBERA” status, basic knowledge of environmental risk assessment (ERA) has to be demonstrated. Having succeeded in the SETAC Europe basic level multiple-choice examination is sufficient proof thereof. 

SETAC will contact the SETAC Europe Certified Risk Assessors and all individuals that passed the SETAC Europe basic level multiple-choice examination directly to arrange the possible transition. 


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