Becoming a SiLC/SQP

To become a SiLC you must have a sufficient number of years experience of relevant work since graduation, as well as be a member of a professional body at an appropriate level. There is no specific number of years experience required, but continuous work related to land condition counts more strongly than intermittent work.
As a registered SiLC you should have a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues and be able to give impartial and professional advice in your field of expertise. As a SiLC you should be able to verify the accuracy of a completed LCR.
Once a candidate has passed the SiLC exam and interview they also become eligible for registration as a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS).


A SiLC should:

    • be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their particular area of expertise
    • be able to demonstrate awareness and some understanding of other relevant fields and professions required in land management
    • be able to demonstrate objective judgement in information and data management

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