The CRA programme is an initiative of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Europe. The SETAC Europe Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors (CRA) programme is established to provide an internationally recognised standard for environmental risk assessors (http://certification.setac.eu/). The CRA Certification Judgment Panel of SETAC has positively decided on the application of Mr. Patrick Van Sprang (managing director of ARCHE) to become the first SETAC Europe Certified Environmental Risk Assessor. Congratulations!