A CPSS is a professional soil scientist distinguished from other soil science practitioners by their academic qualifications and work experience in the field of soil science.
Soil Science Australia, the peak body for Soil Science, is a professional society representing more than 900 consultants, academics and government scientists across Australia. The Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) accreditation program distinguishes the professional scientist members of Soil Science Australia from other soil science practitioners by their academic qualifications and work experience in the field of soil science.
The CPSS scheme recognises the educational qualifications and professional competences required of a professional soil scientist. Accreditation as a CPSS requires applicants to satisfy the Standards for Professionals in Soil Science, comply with the Society’s Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct, and demonstrate a commitment to on-going professional development.
CPSS’s are recognised by their professional body as professionals who continually expand their knowledge and skills throughout their career, by seeking professional development opportunities. Visit the Certified Professional Soil Scientist Accreditation website www.cpss.org.au for more information.