The Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Register

Do you wish to be recognised at the highest level as an expert in land condition, contaminated land assessment, remediation and brownfield regeneration?

The IES is a supporting member of the Specialist in Land Condition Register (SiLC) that recognises the highest calibre of senior practitioners within the sector. A registered SiLC is a senior practitioner who has a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues, providing impartial and professional advice in their field of expertise.

Registered SiLCs can also achieve Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) status under the government recognised National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) and are uniquely qualified to verify land condition reports associated with planning applications and other regulatory processes.

The benefits of being a SiLC/SQP include:

  • Professional recognition that you are at the pinnacle of your profession.
  • You are permitted to use it to promote your practice.
  • As an SQP you will also be able to undertake work that non-registered professionals cannot.

To become a SiLC you must be Chartered and will need to undergo an exam and interview process. The exam is set by the SiLC Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) and the interview is conducted by a panel of two assessors and an observer – all of which are registered SiLCs.

The SiLC Affiliate Scheme, supported by the IES, provides a framework for becoming a registered SiLC through specialised and structured support and mentoring. 

A key aspect of the SiLC Affiliate Scheme is to assist new graduates, as well as those with more experience, to work towards full membership and chartered status of a professional body with guidance from a professional body advisor, and then progress towards SiLC/SQP registration with the assistance of a SiLC mentor. 

Find out more about the scheme

You can apply on the SiLC website as well as find supporting information on the SiLC register and a promotional video exploring the Affiliate Scheme in more detail. 

About SiLC

Who are they: The SiLC Register is aimed at practitioners from a diverse range of professional bodies working in the assessment and management of land condition and brownfield regeneration who demonstrate a high degree of experience, competence and skill during their career. Registration is gained through examination.

Relationship to the IES: The IES joined SiLC as a supporting partner in 2019.