Alabama

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

Law signed July 31, 1995

Exemptions:

Petroleum, Federal, State, Municipal Employees, Academic teaching and Research.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Keith E. Warren

Title:

Executive Secretary

Address:

Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists
2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL  36106

Phone/Fax:

(334) 420-7236   (334) 263-6115

E-mail

geology@warrenandco.com

Web site

www.algeobd.alabama.gov

Board Composition:

Seven members: All geologists, represent academic, government agencies, employing geologists, mining, petroleum, environmental and consultants

Requirements:

Education:

Degree with major in geology or related geological sciences from a department with formal curriculum in geology. Includes 30 semester hours or quarter hours equivalent of geologic course work

Experience:

Five years full-time professional work showing progressive experience development.  Board may consider work in related fields. One year experience for each graduate degree in geology

Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG®  Examination:  September 1997
Continuing Education: Requirements must be met yearly by in-state and out-of-state registrants for registration renewal.

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

On a case-by-case basis

Registrant count:

PGs:

531

GITs:

9

Information updated:

February 1, 2016

 

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Alaska

Registration Status:

AIPG Certification

Effective Date:

1980

Exemptions:

None

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

State Contact:

Jerry Hannasch

Title:

Licensing Examiner

Address:

Geology Section
DCCED, Division of Occupational Licensing
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK  99811-0806

Phone/Fax:

(907) 465-8443 (907) 465-2974

E-mail

virginia.geary@alaska.gov

Web site

www.commerce.alaska.gov/dnn/cbpl/Home.aspx

Board Composition:

N/A

Requirements:

AIPG Certification
Education:
Experience:
Examination:
Continuing Education: Certification is permanent; i.e. does not need to be renewed.

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

N/A

Registrant count:

PGs:

748

Information updated:

October 10, 2016

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Arizona

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1956

Exemptions:

AZ Revised Statute 32-144 - Exemptions and Limitations

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Melissa Cornelius

Title:

Executive Director

Address:

Arizona Board of Technical Registration
1110 West Washington Street
Suite 240
Phoenix, AZ  85007

Phone/Fax:

(602) 364-4930 (602) 364-4931

E-mail

melissa.cornelius@azbtr.gov

Web site

www.azbtr.gov

Board Composition:

Nine members; includes two architects, three engineers, one landscape architect, one land surveyor, one geologist and one public member

Requirements:

Education:

Arizona has a two-stage registration process. To qualify for the in-training examination, a candidate must have four years of education and/or experience in the practice of geology, acceptable to the Board (by wayne strong). To qualify for the registration examination, a candidate must have eight years of education and/or experience in the practice of geology, acceptable to the Board. Most, but not all, candidates must take the in-training exam. Act registers engineers, land surveyors, architects and geologists.

Experience: Five years, combined with education
Examination: ASBOG® Candidates may take the FG and PG examinations on the same date as long as they have received authorization from the Board
First ASBOG® Examination:  October 1992
Continuing Education: None

Grandfathering:

Not given; Arizona has had registration for forty years.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Allows for registration without examination for holders of certificates issued by other states provided registration requirements were or are substantially identical to Arizona

Registrant count:

PGs:

959

GITs:

467

Information updated:

February 1, 2016

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Arkansas

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

July 1, 1988

Exemptions:

Teaching and non-public research, state and federal geologists.  However, all government entities must contract with a registered geologist or an Arkansas firm with a registered geologist.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

The Board is now part of the Arkansas Geological Survey.

State Contact:

Bekki White

Title:

State Geologist

Address:

Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists
3815 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone/Fax:

(501) 683-0150 (501) 663-7360

E-mail

pgboard@arkansas.gov

Web site

http://www.arpgboard.org

Board Composition:

State Geologist (permanent member) and five geologists each representing one of the following areas of government, academic, company, consultant and at-large, and one public member

Requirements:

Education:

Have graduated from an accredited college or university with either a major in geology, engineering geology, geological engineering or an earth science-related major that has been approved by the State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. Such a degree will have to consist of the appropriate number of hours of geologic courses that would normally constitute a geology degree and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Experience:

At least seven years, three of which include responsible charge, under professional geologist, supervision.  A maximum of two years undergraduate and two years for graduate study can be substituted to a maximum of four years.

Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: April 1997
Continuing Education: None

Grandfathering:

Ended May 1, 1989

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Agreement with Mississippi and Texas.

Registrant count:

PGs:

711

GITs:

4

Information updated:

February 1, 2016


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