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Certified Lifecycle Executive 


ALCAS (The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society) and LCANZ are now able to offer suitably

qualified and registered members of both organisations the ability to become a Certified

Lifecycle Executive (CLE).


CLE certification was developed in conformity with the ISO 17024 standard and demonstrates

that the individual understands the basics of LCA, and can interpret and communicate LCA results

to the general public. The CLE certification is especially useful for individuals such as architects and

product specifiers, purchasing agents, environmental managers, sustainability managers, educators

and individuals who hire contractors to perform LCA studies.


Here’s how to begin the process:
  1. Review pre-requisites for CLE Exam

  2. Submit application with proof of prerequisites met and pay the exam fee.

  3. Find exam location

Exam Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the CLE are:

  1. Masters or post-graduate degree and two or more years working extensively on environmental sustainability or related initiatives OR  an undergraduate degree and four or more years working extensively on environmental sustainability or related initiatives.

  2. ACLCA membership (individual or organizational membership)

ALL SUBMITTED MATERIALS ARE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. Submission of all materials verifying the prerequisites must be completed no later than one month before the planned exam date and may be emailed to

The Exam

The CLE exam is a closed-book 1- hour multiple choice exam in English. There are 100 questions. The examination covers General LCA knowledge, Project management, Data quality management, Statistics, Ethics, and Emerging issues.

Exam Locations​


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