Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist exam set for March


The Department of Environmental Protection is announcing that the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on March 25, 2015, at the Marshall University Graduate College – South Charleston Campus. The exam will be given in Room 205 of the Robert C. Byrd Academic Center Building, 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr., South Charleston, WV.

Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the agency’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review. To qualify for the exam, you must have a bachelor’s degree in an approved scientific field and at least six years of relevant professional experience. You can also qualify with a high school diploma and 10 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, you must have at least one year of supervisory or project management experience.

To take the exam, register online here. Fees of $300 for the application and $250 for the examination are required. Online applications must be received by March 11, 2015.

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, call Jamie Wolfe, CEGAS manager, at (304) 696-6042, or by email at Marshall University (CEGAS) administers the licensing exam for OER.

The West Virginia Legislature enacted the voluntary remediation and brownfields law during the 1996 legislative session. Voluntary remediation involves a responsible party cleaning up a site for future development, and brownfields involves clean up by a third party.

For more DEP news and information, go to Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about the Adopt-A-Highway, West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia NonPoint Source and Youth Environmental programs, connect on Facebook.


Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331