An Environmental Professional is someone qualified to conduct and/or supervise a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, based on experience and education requirements. An Environmental Professional or "EP" must possess sufficient knowledge and experience to exercise professional judgment, appropriately evaluate risks, and form conclusions regarding conditions indicative of releases or threatened releases at a property. The requirements for an Environmental Professional include:
- A federal, state or tribal issued certification or license (Professional Geologist, Professional Engineer or other certification to perform environmental inquiries) and 3 years of relevant full-time experience;
- A Baccalaureate degree or higher in science or engineering and 5 years of relevant full-time work experience;
- 10 years of relevant full-time work experience.