Certification of practitioners
The EPA has a policy to recognise certification bodies and schemes which certify site contamination practitioners as suitably qualified and experienced professionals.
The Site contamination: certification of practitioners policy facilitates an improvement in the quality, reliability and accountability of reports and documentation submitted to government, planning authorities, land-owners and those who have liability for site contamination.
The assessment and remediation of site contamination is complex and should be undertaken by professionals with specialist knowledge, experience, skills and competencies. Poor quality work can result in significant cost and stress for current and future land-owners, including persons liable for site contamination.
From 1 August 2019, two schemes have been recognised:
- Australian Society of Soil Science – Certified Professional Soil Scientist (Contaminated site assessment and management) Scheme
- Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand – Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme (Site contamination).
Both schemes hold certificates of recognition until July 2023.