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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


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 »

10 Mar

SiLC Annual Forum 2021 – only 3 weeks to book!

Only 3 weeks until the SiLC Annual Forum! Hosted by SiLC PTP Chair, Ian Evans (Technical Director at Wood PLC), this event features a stellar line up of expert, industry speakers, each covering a wide array of topics. Presentations include, … Read more »

04 Mar

Brownfield Summit 2021 by Environment Analyst’s Brownfield Intelligence Network 9-10 March & 20-21 April

The Brownfield Summit 2021 is brought to you by Environment Analyst’s Brownfield Intelligence Network, a thriving membership of brownfield professionals who come together for networking and learning opportunities to get the latest insights on industry trends. The event, which is … Read more »

17 Feb

SiLC Annual Forum 2021 – 30th March 2021

The SiLC Annual Forum is taking place on the 30th March 2021 as a webinar this year. Thank you to our Diamond Sponsor Jackson Remediation; Jackson Remediation is a specialist Remediation and Enabling contractor which focusses on value creation and … 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.