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


15 Oct

Book you ticket for the Environment Analyst UK’s Brownfield Regeneration Summit (9-10 & 23-24 November)

Brought to you by Environment Analyst’s Brownfield & Regeneration Network, the online Brownfield Regeneration Summit (9-10 & 23-24 November) comprises our annual Remediation, Waste Management and Planning & Development conferences. With a core theme of Achieving Sustainability in Brownfield Regeneration, … Read more »

25 Aug

DEFRA Response to SiLC letter on Sustainable and Safe Re-Use of Materials on Brownfield Development Sites

SiLC recently advised that a letter was being issued to the Environment Agency, DEFRA, MHCLG and DBEIS on the sustainable and safe re-use of materials on brownfield development sites and the inconsistent use of DoWCoP and waste recovery permitting. DEFRA … Read more »

20 Aug

Upcoming Exam Round Dates – 2021B & 2022 A & B

The next exam round is due to begin shortly with the deadline for applications, supporting documents and references due on 1st September. The written exam then begins on the 13th September with interviews taking place late November and early December. … Read more »

23 Jul

Environment Agency Response to SiLC letter on Sustainable and Safe Re-Use of Materials on Brownfield Development Sites

SiLC recently advised that a letter was being issued to the Environment Agency, DEFRA, MHCLG and DBEIS on the sustainable and safe re-use of materials on brownfield development sites and the inconsistent use of DoWCoP and waste recovery permitting. The … Read more »

24 Jun

Sustainable and Safe Re-Use of Materials on Brownfield Development Sites

The SiLC PTP have sent a letter EA CEO, DEFRA SoS, MHLGC SoS, DBEIS SoS on the Sustainable and Safe Re-Use of Materials on Brownfield Development Sites. Click here to read it, please send any comments to SiLC@SiLC.org.uk Thank you … 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.