Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) Program

The Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) program distinguishes certified professional soil scientists from other soil scientists in Australia. If you require the services of an accredited soil scientist, you need to engage a CPSS.

CPSS accredited soil scientists meet high academic standards, have at least five years professional work experience in soil science, comply with the 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 the CPSS Board and currently offers specialist competency in Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM). For more information on the CPSS program, including the CSAM specialist competency, please contact the CPSS Officer by email CPSSAdmin@soilscienceaustralia.org.au, or by phone on 0411 701 941.

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.

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