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Qualified Persons regularly update and maintain their knowledge of waste and contaminated land management.

Requirements for becoming a Qualified Person

Corporate Authority - The applicant must be authorised to sign on behalf of their company in this area of activity.

Professional Standing - The applicant must have chartered status, awarded by a body that sets restrictions on areas of activity and has the capacity to apply sanctions in the event of unprofessional conduct.

Relevant Qualifications - It is expected that the applicant will have academic qualifications relevant to the area of activity.

Experience - The application must have a minimum of 5 years experience and be currently engaged in the planning or oversight of remediation projects, or projects involving site materials management. Evidence of this experience is to be provided by means of a detailed CV with references.

Independence - The Qualified Person should not be directly involved in the management or execution of the project.

Training - The applicant must have attended a recognised minimum one-day Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice training course. Evidence of attendance will be provided by an Attendance Certificate.

Not barred from acting - The applicant must not have any individual convictions under waste or environmental legislation, or be barred from acting in the capacity as a result of previous activities in the role of the Qualified Person.

Registered with CL:AIRE - All Qualified Persons are required to register with CL:AIRE on an annual basis. 

An annual fee of £150 is required in order to maintain the public register and support the ongoing administration of the DoWCoP. 

Renewals are carried out at the start of each calendar year. Individuals who register later in the year will pay pro rata up to the year end.

CL:AIRE regularly runs a one-day training course for the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice (DoWCoP). This course is mandatory for all new Qualified Person applicants and is particularly useful for those wishing to use the DoWCoP. It also useful for those wishing to update their knowledge or individuals wanting a better understanding of the DoWCoP.

For more information on scheduled dates please review the

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