To apply to become a SiLC you must complete an application, which must include:
- academic qualifications
- suitable background experience in land condition
- a certificate of membership of a relevant professional body
- two references sent directly from the referees
Completed application forms can be sent to the SiLC Secretariat at any time. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be provided with an assessment at the next round of assessments. Candidates may defer to another assessment round free of charge provided they notify the SiLC Secretariat before the start date of the written test. Only one free deferral is permitted per candidate.
Once the application form has been completed, successful applicants will be required to undertake a SiLC exam, which consists of a question paper including completing an LCR and an individual written submission, which will then be followed by a peer interview. The written submission can be submitted in advance of the exam with the application.