Site Contamination Practitioners Australia (SCP Australia) provides Australia’s first professional certification scheme to recognise practitioners working in the contaminated land industry. SCP Australia certification recognises a practitioner’s ability in assessing and managing the full scope of contaminated site projects by ensuring they have the necessary level of knowledge, expertise and skill.

The certification scheme, designed specifically for Australia, aims to provide a professional industry standard to contamination industry practitioners and is designed to complement the accredited site contamination auditor system currently operating in Australia. Certification will establish an Australia-wide standard based on demonstrated competencies and quality of performance. On-going certification is subject to adherence to the SCP Australia Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, annual submission of a continuing professional development diary and payment of a yearly registration fee.

Carly Clark, a principal environmental scientist who has been with COVA for over eleven years, has recently gained certification under SCP Australia and is now a “Certified Practitioner:  Site Assessment and Management”.  It is intended that all reports related to contaminated land investigations, remediation and validation, submitted for State EPA Directors’ approval or input, must include as a final reviewer a person with certification under SCP Australia.  At present, less than 25 contaminated sites practitioners across Australia have gained this certification.

COVA is proud to congratulate Carly on a well-deserved certification and is keen to apply our expertise to assist clients with any contaminated land aspects.