CEnvP Site Contamination Scheme (CEnvP (SC))

The Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) Scheme is the leading certifying body for environmental and social practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. The Scheme assesses the experience, skills and ethical conduct of environmental and social professionals working across the region and the globe.

As the environment industry matures, the community is demanding greater accountability from industry and government. Certification provides a means of clearly recognising suitably qualified and experienced environmental practitioners, and giving clients and the community confidence in their work. It also allows practitioners to demonstrate to employers, clients and professional associates that their environmental skills and knowledge meet national standards.

Certified practitioners may use a professional seal and post-nominal in recognition of their certification. Once certified, CEnvPs continue to develop their practice through ongoing Continuing Professional Development activities, which are submitted every two years. This ensures that CEnvPs maintain currency in their knowledge base, and continue to strive for professional excellence.

Complying with the international standard for certification bodies, the CEnvP Scheme operates independently and is supported by legislation and government recommendations across Australia and New Zealand.

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Certification Process Site Contamination Specialist (CEnvP-SC) - CEnvP Scheme

To ensure the competency and ethics of CEnvPs, the application process has stringent requirements and evaluation criteria. To guarantee that the same level of excellence and competency is maintained after initial certification, recertification is reassessed every two years.

17th November 2022 CEnvP Scheme Information Session Webinar for ACLCA Members

Paul Corrigan CEnvP Program Manager and Board Members Warren Pump and Mike Nash presented to members on the CEnvP-SC certification requirements and responding to questions submitted by ACLCA Members. ACLCA

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Soil Science Australia -  Soil Science Australia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) accreditation and subsequently Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM) certification 

Soil Science Australia provides accreditation for suitably qualified members of the Society as Certified Professional Soil Scientists. A Certified Professional Soil Scientist is an accredited professional who has achieved the Standards for Professionals in Soil Science. CPSS's are recognised by their professional body as professionals who continually expand their knowledge and skills throughout their career, by seeking professional development opportunities.

The objectives of the Society include:

·         further the expertise in soil science of members;

·         provide a forum for discussion on soil science;

·         promote wise management of the soil resource throughout Australia.

Soil Science Australia recognises CPSS accredited members in the Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM) competency area. A Certified Professional Soil Scientist - Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CPSS CSAM) is a professional soil scientist with specialist skills in the assessment and remediation of soil, groundwater and vapour. A specialist in site contamination with soil science knowledge provides specific, unique skills and insights into site contamination, especially in relation to sampling and the soil physical, chemical and biological processes of movement and likely special distribution of soil contaminants.

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ACLCA Qld Industry Certification Mentoring Program

Members are invited to participate in mentoring and/or a support group for those seeking to apply for their

There are 3 CPSS CSAM mentors and 14 CEnvP SC mentors who have volunteered their time to be a part of a mentoring program.

ACLCA Continuing Professional Development Subcommittee (CPDSc) will provide mentoring guidelines and a code of ethics to support a successful mentorship. The CPDSc is working on developing tailored training sessions and other forms of support to assist our members in gaining accreditation.

Please contact Jennifer Ingham with expression of interest to be part of the Mentoring Program