Certified Lifecycle Executive
ALCAS (American Center for Life Cycle Assessment) 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.
Application and Examination Procedure
The Applicant needs to be a current paid-up member of ALCAS or LCANZ and is required to maintain membership for the duration of the certification.
The first step an applicant wishing to take the exam to become qualified as a CLE is to inform the ALCAS Administrator of his/her intention. The Administrator will then advise the ACLCA and arrange such help and information as may be required. Currently, the Administrator is Andrew Marjoribanks.
An exam and certification fee of US$500 is payable to the ACLCA at www.lcacenter.org/account. This fee will enable the Applicant to sit the exam.
The applicant needs to find and nominate a proctor who needs to be approved and appointed by the administrator. The proctor will be provided with a Proctor Agreement, which explains the duties of a proctor and requires the proctor to sign it to confirm they are understood and that the proctor has no conflict of interest with the applicant ie no reporting, direct client or other immediate influencing relationship. The signed form is then sent (can be electronically) to the administrator.
The Applicant organises a suitable date and location for the exam with the Proctor.
ACLCA will send the exam papers and a copy of the Hold Harmless disclaimer, which the applicant must sign, to the Proctor electronically for downloading and printing.
The Applicant sits the exam (maximum 1hr) under the supervision of the Proctor.
At the end of the exam period, the proctor will gather all exam materials. They must be returned to ACLCA personnel for grading. In Australia and New Zealand the proctor will arrange to have the examination answer papers scanned and emailed to the ACLCA. The proctor will then ensure that the exam question papers are properly destroyed and electronic versions deleted after confirmation from the ACLCA that the scanned exam answer sheets have been received.
Once the applicant has signed the hold harmless disclaimer document it should be forwarded to the LCACP administrator, currently Andrew Marjoribanks.