The specialist CPSS certification in Contaminated Site Assessment and Management (CSAM) was developed in response to the requirements detailed in the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (NEPM) 1999 as amended in 2013. Schedule B9 of the NEPM lists the requirements environmental consultants need to demonstrate. The combination of CPSS and CSAM achieves these requirements.
For advice on soil science matters at contaminated sites, a CPSS should always be a member of the project team; a CPSS with CSAM certification will meet legal obligations but will also provide assurance to all project stakeholders (including regulators, clients, auditors and the community) that the soil science advice is of the highest quality.
Applicants for the specialist certification, CSAM, should read and/or complete: