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 launches in the New Year, 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


20 Jun

SiLC Introduction day

SiLC are pleased to release another Introduction day date taking place at ERM offices in London on the 12th July, please download a booking form which should be sent to the SiLC Secretariat at SiLC@SiLC.org.uk. There is also 3 places … Read more »

13 Jun

AGS Ground Risk: Why Take the Chance? A Lessons Learnt Conference

The AGS are pleased to announce an *EARLY BIRD OFFER* for Ground Risk: Why Take the Chance? A Lessons Learnt Conference, which is taking place on Wednesday 12th September at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. This full day seminar, … Read more »

13 Jun

SiLC Introduction Day

SiLC Introduction Day Taking place on the 24th July 2018, in Manchester. Hydrock, Fourth Floor, Northern Assurance Buildings, 9-21 Princess Street, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 4DN SiLC Introduction Day fees for 2018 are: Private Sector: £190 + VAT Total: £228 … Read more »

01 May

SiLC Annual Forum 2018 Presentations

Following the SiLC Annual Forum which took place on Thursday 19th April at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, we’re please to showcase our seven speakers presentations: Welcome Address Paul Burden, SiLC Chair and Principal, Environmental and Ordnance Liability … Read more »

16 Feb

CL:AIRE Members’ Networking Event, in association with SiLC

CL:AIRE, in association with SiLC, is pleased to be holding an informal networking event on 19 April 2018. It has been organised for current CL:AIRE Members, members of SiLC and DoWCoP Qualified Persons. Members of Constructing Excellence are also welcome … Read more »

About Us


The Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) Register scheme was designed to support the use of the Land Condition Record (LCR), launched by the Urban Task Force in 1999 and to recognise the skills of those working in the broader land condition sector. It now provides a wider recognition of competence in the land condition field, but the LCR remains as a working tool.

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. A SiLC is able to verify the accuracy of a completed LCR. 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.