Background

Air and noise modelling is a significant component in the environmental impact assessment and land use planning process in Hong Kong. To support and encourage professional development in these areas, HKIQEP has developed and launched a certification scheme to certify experienced and qualified air and noise modelling practitioners.

This Scheme:

  • Recognizes the importance of air and noise modelling expertise;
  • Identifies qualified and competent persons with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to conduct air and noise modelling work;
  • Encourages the engagement of certified modellers in the environmental impact assessment and land use planning processes, to allow a more effective and efficient completion of the required model work; and
  • Provides a platform for knowledge exchange and development between air and noise modelling professionals in Hong Kong.

The Scheme is composed of two parts:

  • Assessment of a candidate’s in-depth understanding and practical experience of air/noise modelling systems, and
  • Ongoing continual professional development (CPD) to ensure modelling professionals maintain and advance their knowledge and expertise

CPD requirements will be similar to those for HKIQEP Professional Membership and may include additional optional and/or compulsory update workshops from time to time.

Candidates who have passed the certification may use “HKIQEP Certified Professional – Air Modelling (CAM)” or “HKIQEP Certified Professional – Noise Modelling (CNM)” on their business materials.

Requirements

Under the Scheme, the basic requirement for both air and noise modelling professionals is TWO YEARS (twenty-four months) relevant experience in modelling work and HKIQEP Associate Membership (or higher).

Additionally, air and noise modelling professionals interested in the Scheme must possess sound knowledge in areas described in the Air Modelling Professional Syllabus and Noise Modelling Professional Syllabus, which are described in the Scheme Details and Application Process (see link below). Interested parties are advised to study in detail the contents in each syllabus.

Air and noise modelling practitioners who meet the stated requirements are welcomed to apply. Applicants are advised to provide as much detail as possible on the application form and their CV. The requirements for the CV are listed on the application form.

Certification Examination

Applicants are assessed via a 2-hours closed-book multiple choice examination in two sections – Core and General. All questions in the Core section must be answered correctly to pass the examination. Questions in the General section contribute to the overall score.

Application Requirements and Certification Process

Basic prerequisites for application:

AcademicSame requirements as that for HKIQEP Associate Member (i.e., HKIQEP recognized degree or equivalent as accepted by the General Council)
Employment *At least 2 years (24 months) relevant work experience in air or noise modelling work
Membership ^Must be Associate, Professional, or Fellow Member of HKIQEP prior to the award of Certification

* If a research post-graduate degree is used to claim work experience, the applicant must still have at least 12 months of relevant modelling work experience as a practitioner.

^ Applicants who are not current members of HKIQEP must apply for Associate Membership in parallel with this Scheme. Certification will not be granted until Associate Membership (or higher) is achieved.

Application period:         14 September ~ 13 October 2023

Briefing session:              22 September 2023, 6:30pm via Zoom

Examination dates:         04 November 2023 (AM) – Air Modelling Certification

                                        04 November 2023 (PM) – Noise Modelling Certification

Examination time and venue to be confirmed.

Access Links for Relevant Materials

Scheme Details and Application Process

Application Form (Main Form and Current Employment)

Application Form (Additional Page for Previous Employment)

Online Application Submission Link

Syllabus for Certified Air Modelling Professionals

Syllabus for Certified Noise Modelling Professionals

Briefing Session (presentation slides) Held on 22nd Sept, 2023

Guidance Notes for 2023 Air and Noise Modelling Professionals Certification

Guidance for Appeal – Certification Schemes

Fees Schedule

Fees ScheduleFeePayment Due
Application FeeHK$500Before submitting application for Air/Noise Modelling Professional Certification
Examination FeeHK$2,000Upon confirmation that applicant has met all requirements
Annual Subscription for Air/Noise Modelling ProfessionalHK$800Upon confirmation of Professional Certification

* All fees paid are non-refundable.

Please contact us at certification@hkiqep.org if you have any questions.