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Life Cycle Assessment Certified Practitioner


The practitioner certification is targeted at individuals who are actively undertaking Life Cycle Assessment studies.  To check if you are qualified to apply for this certification please check the 

Exam PrerequisitesIf you do not qualify for the LCA Certified Practitioner certification, you may

want to look at the Certified Lifecycle Executive certification. New Zealand candidates interested in becoming certified should contact LCANZ.

About the Exam


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

  2. Download and fill out the LCACP Prerequisite Evidence Summary, and include with your application in Step 3.

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

  4. Once prerequisites have been approved, pay the exam fee 

  5. Reserve exam date and time (Proctored LCACP exam is available online)

The Exam

The LCACP exam us a closed-book 3.5-hour multiple choice exam in English. There are 184 questions. The examination covers General LCA knowledge, ISO standards, LCI, LCIA, Project management, Data quality management, Post-impact calculations, LCA modeling/software, Statistics, Ethics, and Emerging issues.

Exam Locations
  • The LCACP exam can be taken anywhere in the world at your convenience.


Maintaining Certification

The LCACP certification requires renewal at three-year intervals. During those three years, LCACPs must earn continuing education units (CEUs) in accordance with the recertification policy. The Recertification Process describes how to keep current


Fee Schedule


There are two fees. One for application (for which Exam Prerequisites will be verified) and one to sit the exam. Candidates will need to decide which of the four prerequisite paths to follow. There is also a fee for recertification.


Application fee - AUD 247.50 incl GST (payable to ALCAS)

Exam/ certification fee - Payable to ACLCA

Recertification fee - Payable to ACLCA


Ethics and Hold Harmless Disclaimer


By agreeing to the language below and participating in this certification program you expressly and irrevocably consent to and agree with the following:


The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) and its board of directors are not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of Life Cycle Assessment (“LCA”). The certification purports only to certify that you have met the requirements for certification set by ALCAS. These requirements pertain to education, experience and mastery of a practice-related body of knowledge. ALCAS does not warrant or purport that you will achieve certification upon testing or that upon certification you will be competent in performing LCA services, nor is ALCAS responsible for your abilities or skills. To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither ALCAS nor its respective partners, agents, employees (paid and unpaid) and board of directors will be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of your success or failure to achieve certification nor of your use of the certification.


You also affirm that you will...


  • Conform to the ALCAS Code of Conduct for Life Cycle Assessment Certified Practitioners (LCACPs),

  • make claims regarding certification only with respect to the scope for which certification has been granted,

  • not use the certification in such a manner as to bring ALCAS into disrepute and not make any statement regarding the certification, which ALCAS may consider misleading or unauthorized,

  • not use the certificate in a misleading manner, and

  • discontinue the use of all claims to certification that contains any reference to ALCAS upon suspension or withdrawal of certification and return any certificates issued by ALCAS.


If any part of this disclaimer is held to be invalid, the remaining parts will continue to be valid and enforceable. ALCAS reserves the right to change examination criteria, examination methodology, or the certification mechanism at any time, without notice to candidates.



Should you have any queries with regards to becoming certified or maintaining your certification, please do not hesitate to contact us.




All LCACPs are held to the highest professional and ethical standards. Complaints about any lapses should be addressed through the Complaints Procedure.

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