Licensed environmental remediation specialist exam set


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s next examination to certify licensed remediation specialists will take place Wednesday, March 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


The exam will be given at the Marshall University Graduate College, Room 213 of the Robert C. Byrd Academic Center Building, 100 Angus E. Peyton Dr., South Charleston, W.Va..


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, registrants must have a bachelor’s degree in an approved scientific field and at least six years of relevant professional experience. Participants can also qualify with a high school diploma and 10 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, only those who have at least one year of supervisory or project management experience will qualify to take the exam.


To register online, visit, and click on the link to the Office of Environmental Remediation. Once there, 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 March 14.


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.

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


Kathy Cosco