Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) Program

Soil Science Australia represents approximately 600 consultants, students, academics and government scientists across Australia. The Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) program distinguishes the professionally certified scientists from other soil scientists in Australia.

If you require the services of a professional soil scientist you need to engage a CPSS. These certified professionals meet high academic standards, have at least five years professional work experience in soil science, comply with the Soil Science Australia CPSS Code of Ethics and CPSS Rules of Conduct and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development in soil science.

The CPSS program is overseen by a Board of Certified Professional Soil Scientists.

The Board currently offers specialist certification in Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM).

Become a CPSS

Have your qualifications and experience as a professional soil scientist recognised by applying to become a CPSS. Applicants should consult the Standards for Professionals in Soil Science and assess themselves against the competencies listed for each skill set.

CPSS is the mark of the professional soil scientist. Use a CPSS with confidence.