Welcome to SiLC

SiLC Vision Statement: to develop and maintain a high quality unifying professional registration for the assessment of the condition and remediation of brownfield sites, which fulfils the needs of public and private sectors and society as a whole.

National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) – Suitably Qualified Person Conversion Course and Exam


All registered SiLCs may become Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP) under the NQMS by passing a short Conversion Exam. Click here to go to the Conversion Exam page.

The National Quality Mark Scheme was launched in 2017, and identifies the need for professionals in the industry to become Suitably Qualified Persons (SQP). SILC have been nominated the awarding body for SQPs. SiLC is able to qualify you as an SQP by two routes. If you are already a SiLC, you may take a Conversion Exam, which tests your understanding of the scheme and the policies and guidance of the planning legislation in the UK. This conversion exam can be accessed from the link above. If you are not a SiLC, then you may apply to become either or both a SiLC and an SQP by a process of application, suitable chartership or membership of Professional Institutions, open-book exam and interview. The SiLC register operates this application and exam process. More details are provided in the tab above “Interested in applying?”

The scheme is administered by CL:AIRE and has been set up by the Land Forum. More details are available on how the scheme works and how you go about registering for the scheme and submitting declarations can be found at www.claire.co.uk/nqms

Latest News

09 May

Deputy Chair of the SiLC PTP announced

The SiLC Professional and Technical Panel is pleased to announce that Louise Beale, Technical Director at SLR Consulting Limited and AGS Technical representative on the SiLC PTP was elected to take on the role of Deputy Chair of the SiLC … Read more »

25 Mar

Webinar Sponsorship

We’re pleased to announce that we have two sponsorship packages available for companies who wish to support our upcoming webinars. Packages are offered on a first come, first served basis. For further information and to confirm your support please email … Read more »

15 Mar

SiLC Affiliate Scheme Promotional Video

SiLC has published a video to promote the SiLC Affiliate Scheme. The Chair of SiLC’s Board of Directors, Paul Nathanail, would like to congratulate and thank all who contributed to this informative and inspirational video. The diversity of experiences and … Read more »

About Us


The Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Register scheme was launched by the Urban Task Force in 1999, to recognise the skills of those working in the broader land condition 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. Entry to SiLC is gained through examination, which is held bi-annually.

The SiLC Register brings together professionals from a broad range of backgrounds who advise on land condition matters.

The SiLC Register is run and administered by a Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) which comprises representatives from the supporting professional bodies. The PTP develops and implements the registration process and is the ruling committee for individual registrations. SiLC is administered by Forum Court Associates.

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