CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has announced the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at WVDEP Headquarters located at 601 57th Street SE in Charleston.
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, 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, applicants must have at least one year of supervisory or project management experience.
To take the exam, register online at www.dep.wv.gov. Under the Office of Environmental Remediation, go to the licensed remediation specialist online application and follow the instructions. Fees of $300 for the application and $250 for the examination are required. Online applications must be received by August 30, 2017.
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 DEPLRSquestions@wv.gov.
The 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.