The specialist competency in Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM) was developed in response to the requirements detailed in the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) 1999 as amended in 2013. Schedule B9 of the NEPM lists the requirements environmental consultants need to demonstrate. The combination of CPSS and CSAM achieves these requirements.
For advice on soil science matters it is essential the person employed is a CPSS to not only meet legal obligations, but also to provide assurance to all project stakeholders including regulators, clients, auditors and the community that the soil science advice is of the highest quality.
Applicants for the specialised competency must demonstrate that they meet the minimum competency requirements as outlined in the CPSS Recognised Competencies for CSAM, and satisfy the academic and experience requirements.