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


10 Aug

SiLC 2020B exam round deadline

The deadline for applications for the SiLC 2020B exam round is Tuesday 1st September 2020 with the exam starting on the 14th September. The Interviews on this round will take place online between 23rd November to 7th December 2020. Please … Read more »

19 Mar

Update from the SiLC Secretariat

Please note Forum Court Associates, who provide secretariat service to SiLC will be working remotely from home whilst COVID-19 is an on-going concern, but we will be checking our voicemail twice daily and we will aim to get back to … Read more »

16 Mar

SiLC Annual Forum 2020 Presentations

A big thank you to all who attend the SiLC Annual Forum 2020 which took place on Friday 6th March at the Geological Society in London. We hope all who attended enjoyed the event and found the presentations and networking … Read more »

12 Mar

Chair of the SiLC PTP

The SiLC Professional and Technical Panel is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 10th March 2020 they have unanimously voted Ian Evans as Chair of the SiLC PTP to succeed Paul Burden who has come to the end of his … Read more »

14 Jan

SiLC Annual Forum- Friday 6th March 2020

SiLC are pleased to announce details of the 2020 Annual Forum, which is taking place on Friday 6th March at the Geological Society in London. This half day CPD seminar will see a series of industry experts present on topics … 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.