Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) Program

Soil Science Australia represents around 900 consultants, academics and government scientists across Australia. The Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) accreditation program distinguishes the professionally accredited scientist members of Soil Science Australia from other soil science practitioners by their academic qualifications and work experience in the field of soil science.

If you require the services of a professional soil scientist you need to engage a CPSS. A CPSS is a professional who meets the academic standards, has at least five years experience as a working soil scientist, complies with the Soil Science Australia Code of Ethics and CPSS Rules of Conduct and demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Specialist competencies include Australian Soil Survey (Aus SS) and Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM).

The CPSS program is overseen by a Board of highly skilled CPSS accredited soil scientists.


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.

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