CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 10, 2018) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has announced that the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at WVDEP headquarters located at 601 57th Street SE in Charleston.
Certification is required for anyone submitting a Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) application as well as managing UECA projects in the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER).
To qualify for the exam, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in an approved scientific field and at least six years of relevant professional experience. Applicants can also qualify with a high school diploma and 10 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, at least one year of supervisory or project management experience is required.
To take the exam, register online at www.dep.wv.gov. Under the Office of Environmental Remediation, go to the licensed remediation specialist applicants page and follow the instructions. Fees of $300 for the application and $250 for the examination are required. Online applications must be received by Sept. 5, 2018.
Only approved candidates with picture identification cards will be admitted to the testing site. Photo identification and the $250 testing fee must be presented before the exam starts.
For more information about the exam, contact the Office of Environmental Remediation at (304) 926-0455 or by email at DEPLRSprogram@wv.gov.
The legislature enacted the voluntary remediation and brownfields law during the 1996 legislative session. The Voluntary Remediation Program and the UECA program involve an applicant evaluating a site for future development utilizing OER’s risk-based standards.