To become a Certified Practitioner you must go through the application process, comprising of a written application and in some cases an interview.
As part of the written application, practitioners are required to demonstrate the following education, practical experience and professional competencies:
- Education – a degree level qualification in a related engineering or science discipline
- Professional practice – a minimum of 5 years practical experience working in a field related to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites
- Competencies – the demonstration of a set of defined competencies
- Continuing professional development – commitment to 50 hours per year of professional development activities to maintain current knowledge and competence in the field.
- Ethical and Professional conduct – understanding of and ongoing commitment to the SCP Australia’s policy
Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive portfolio which provides evidence of the requirements outlined above together with:
- Client reports – At least 2 client reports, which the applicant has written, are required. Any client reports provided as part of the application will be treated as strictly confidential.
- Referee reports – are required from 2 referees in support of the application, including at least one referee who is not directly associated with the applicant or their employer. Referees should have direct and recent knowledge of the applicant’s activities in site assessment, management and remediation. Clients or referees may be contacted by a member of the assessment panel to seek further feedback in support of the assessment process.
This portfolio of evidence will be reviewed by an assessment panel followed by a 2 step evaluation process involving:
- A case study exercise, followed by
- An interview with the assessment panel, nominal duration 1 hour