Licensure Information and Application Form
Note: The next LSRP exam will take place March 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2015. The deadline for submitting applications is January 4, 2016.
Become an LSRP:
The Site Remediation Professional License is the state license conferred upon site remediation professionals that have demonstrated education and experience sufficient to qualify them to independently conduct site remediations and issue response action outcomes in compliance with applicable New Jersey statutes and regulations.
To qualify for a license each applicant must demonstrate to the Board that he or she:
- Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in natural, chemical or physical science or an engineering degree in a discipline related to site remediation, from an accredited institution of higher education;
- Has at least eight years of full-time professional experience in the field of site remediation, of which at least five years shall have occurred in New Jersey and at least three years shall have occurred in New Jersey immediately prior to submission of the application;
- Has a minimum of 5,000 hours of relevant professional experience within New Jersey over the five years immediately prior to submission of the application that is of a professional grade and character that indicates the applicant is competent to issue a response action outcome;
- Has completed the minimum environmental health and safety education and training, provided pursuant to 29 C.F.R. Section 1910.120, no more than one year prior to submission of the application;
- Has completed a Department-approved course on the State's rules and regulations concerning the technical requirements for site remediation no more than three years prior to submission of the application;
- Has not been convicted of, or plead guilty to, an environmental crime, any similar or related criminal offense under federal or state law, or any crime involving fraud, theft by deception, forgery or any similar or related offense under federal or state law; and
- Has not had a professional license revoked by any state licensing board or any other professional licensing agency within the previous 10 years.
"Full-time professional experience" means experience in which an applicant is required to apply scientific or engineering principles to contaminated site remediation where the resulting conclusions form the basis for reports, studies or other documents connected with the remediation of a contaminated site. The Board may consider the applicant's work activities, field of practice, duration of employment, and work products prepared in determining the credit to be allowed for professional experience. The Board may allow applicants with relevant advanced degrees up to two years of credit for professional experience, of which one year of credit may be awarded for applicants who have earned a master's degree in a relevant field of study and up to two years of credit may be awarded for applicants who have earned a doctorate degree in a relevant field of study.
"Relevant professional experience" means experience working under the direction of an LSRP within an organization whose primary activity is the remediation of contaminated sites. To prove relevant professional experience, the applicant must demonstrate:
He or she has knowledge of and experience with implementing the technical, scientific and
regulatory aspects of site remediation, including experience investigating, designing, implementing
and/or managing within each phase of the site remediation process:
- Preliminary Assessment
- Site Investigation
- Remedial Investigation
- Remedial Action;
- He or she has produced, or participated in producing, workplans and/or reports for each phase of the site remediation process; and
- He or she has knowledge of and experience with meeting the Department's administrative requirements, including but not limited to, requirements pertaining to submittal of forms, regulatory and mandatory timeframes, applicable fees, presumptive remedies, remedial action permits and public notification.
Application for the LSRP license
To become a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional ("LSRP"), an individual must submit an application
that demonstrates that he or she meets all of the eligibility requirements. Persons interested in applying to
become a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) may obtain the State of New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation
Professional Licensure Application Form and the State of New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional Licensure
Application Form Instructions from the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board website at
Application Form and Instructions.
The Application Form Instructions should be read in their entirety prior to completing the Application Form. Most questions will be answered by the Application Form Instructions. Additional questions that applicants may have are addressed in FAQs.
If you have specific questions that are not addressed in the Application Form Instructions or the FAQs, please direct them to the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board Secretary Karen Hershey at 609-984-3424 or Karen.Hershey@dep.nj.gov
Letters of Reference
Applicants are required to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. The letters of reference must be from three persons with personal knowledge of the applicant's training, experience and professional conduct, including at least one LSRP, at least one current or past employer of the applicant from any state, and a third person of the applicant’s choosing. The letters of reference must be submitted on the Letter of Reference form.
An individual whose application is approved by the Board must then take and obtain a passing score on the LSRP examination. The Board is currently administering the LSRP examination once per year. The next LSRP examination will be held on March 18, 2014.
When the Board approves an application, the Board will notify the applicant that he or she is a candidate for the LSRP examination. The notification will include information concerning registration for the next scheduled LSRP examination.
The notification will also include an LSRP Examination Candidate Agreement, which will include the rules concerning the examination. No person will be permitted to take the examination unless he or she signs a statement certifying that he or she has read the LSRP Examination Candidate Agreement and agrees to abide by its terms. A copy of the LSRP Examination Candidate Agreement, along with information about the format and content of the LSRP examination, can be found in the Candidate Bulletin.