Professional registry service BASIS is set to launch a new register of professional, accredited environmental advisers.
This new registry aims to provide a directory of credible, verified individuals, setting a baseline of professional standards for advice in the farm and land management sector.
Teresa Meadows, BASIS head of environment and public affairs, said that the organisation has answered calls from across the industry to put in place the BASIS Environmental Advisers Register.
Peace of mind
“Working in a similar format to our current BASIS Professional Register for crop production advisers, the new Register should give farmers peace of mind that their chosen adviser is appropriately qualified to deliver advice on environmental farming practices, such as the ELM schemes,” she explained.
The new Register will be open for advisers to join from June 2022. BASIS has said it will accept applications from those already offering advice in the sector, as well as new entrants to the area, via a qualification, or an initial application period for those with acquired rights to join, who can demonstrate experience and expertise.
Miss Meadows added that in order to continue to demonstrate their competence after qualifying for the Register, each year, members will be required to collect a set number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points through extended learning.