California

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Registration Status:

License Professional Geologists (PG) and Professional Geophysicists (PGp) as separate professions. Certify Engineering Geologists (CEG) and Hydrogeologists (CHG) as specialties of the Professional Geologist license.

Effective Date:

1968

Exemptions:

Officers and employees of the United States of America practicing solely as such officers or employees on Federal properties only.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

 

State Contact:

Richard B. Moore, PLS

Title:

Executive Officer

Address:

CA Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
2535 Capital Oaks Drive
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833-2944

Phone/Fax:

(916) 263-2222 (916) 263-2246

E-mail

BPELS.office@dca.ca.gov

Web site

www.bpelsg.ca.gov

Board Composition:

 

Requirements:

Education: Geologist - Graduate with a major in geological sciences.

Geophysicist - Graduate with a major in geophysical-related sciences or completed 30 semester units in courses that, in the opinion of the Board, are relevant to geophysics. At least 24 of the 30 units must be upper division or graduate courses

Experience:

Geologist - Three years of "professional geologic work" experience in a "responsible position" with a Bachelors degree in geological sciences, with a possible reduction of one year of "responsible position" work credit with a Masters or Doctorate in geological sciences. Professional work experience begins once educational requirements are met.

Geophysicist - Five years of "professional geophysical work" experience in a "responsible position" with a Bachelors degree in geophysical-related sciences, with a possible reduction of two years of "responsible position work" with a Masters or Doctorate. Professional work experience begins once educational requirements are met.

CEG or CHG - Must be licensed in California as a PG and have seven years education and work experience of which at least three years qualifying "responsible charge" experience under the supervision of a CEG, PE or civil PE for the CEG, or a CHG, PG, or Civil PE for the CHG.

Examination:

Professional Geologist (PG) - Candidates must take and pass the ASBOG® Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and Practice of Geology (PG), as well as a California Specific Examination (CSE) testing knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations, and seismicity and geology unique to practice within California.

Licensed Professional Geophysicist (PGP), Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG), and Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) - Candidates must take and pass California developed examinations.

First ASBOG® Examination: March 2000
Continuing Education: None

Grandfathering:

Does not recognize grandfather registrants from other states

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Any applicant licensed in another state or country passing the ASBOG FG and PG examinations on or after November 1, 1996 if he/she meets California education and experience requirements, and passes the California Specific Examination (CSE).

Registrant count:

Professional Geologists

 5,092

Professional Geophysicists

164

Certified Engineering Geologists

1,533

Certified Hydrogeologists

914

Information updated:

February 1, 2016

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Colorado

Registration Status:

Statutory Definition

Effective Date:

1973

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Currently, Colorado does not require licensure or registration of geologists. Colorado Revised Statutes do require that geologic reports be prepared or authorized by a professional geologist.  Professional Geologist is a term defined in Colorado statutes.  The references for these laws are shown here.

34-1-201 Definitions. As used in this Part Two, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Geologist" means a person engaged in the practice of geology.

(2) "Geology" means the science which treats "of the earth" in general, the earth's processes and its history, investigations of the earth's crust and the rocks and other materials which compose it, and the applied science of utilizing knowledge of the earth's history, processes, constituent rocks, minerals, liquids, gasses, and other materials for the use of mankind.

(3) "Professional geologist" is a person who is a graduate of an institution of higher education which is accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency, with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate work in a field of geology and whose post-baccalaureate training has been in the field of geology with a specific record of an additional five years of geological experience to include no more than two years of graduate work.

34-1-202 Reports containing geologic information. Any report required by law or by rule and regulation and prepared as a result of, or based on, a geologic study or on geologic data or which contains information relating to geology, as defined in section 34-1-201 (2) and which is to be presented to or is prepared for any state agency, political subdivision of the state or recognized state or local board or commission shall be prepared or approved by a professional geologist, as defined in section 34-1-201 (3).

State Contact:

Karen Berry

Title:

Interim Director/State Geologist

Address:

Colorado Geological Survey
1313 Sherman Street
Room 715
Denver, CO  80203

Phone/Fax:

(303) 866-2611, ext. 8315 (303) 866-2461

E-mail

kaberry@mines.edu

Web site

http://geosurvey.state.co.us/

Board Composition:

Requirements:

Education: College graduate with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of undergraduate or graduate work in a field of geology. College must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency
Experience: Five years of geological experience to include no more than tow years of graduate work.
Examination: No
Continuing Education:

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

GITs:

Information updated:

November 1, 2014

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Connecticut

Registration Status:

Partial Certification - License is required for environmental professionals, including geologists, who are engaged in the investigation and remediation of certain parcels on which hazardous waste and/or petroleum contamination exists and will verify that such activities have been undertaken and accomplished according to state standards, requirements, and regulations.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

State Contact:

Kim Maiorano

Title:

LEP Board Administrator

Address:

State Board of Examinations of Environmental Professionals
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  60106-5127

Phone/Fax:

(860) 424-3788 (860) 424-4057

E-mail

Kim.Maiorano@ct.gov

Web site

www.ct.gov/deep/lepboard

Board Composition:

Eleven member board

Requirements:

Education: Relevant four-year degree
Experience: Eight years, four responsible charge
Examination: Yes
Continuing Education: Yes

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

No

Registrant count:

Licensed Environmental Professionals

363

Information updated:

November 1, 2014

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Delaware

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1972

Exemptions:

None

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Meredith Hurley

Title:

Administrative Specialist II

Address:

Delaware Board of Geologists
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE  19904

Phone/Fax:

(302) 677-7307 (302) 739-2711

E-mail

customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Web site

www.dpr.delaware.gov

Board Composition:

Seven members: Four professionals (State Geologist is ex-officio) and three public members.

Requirements:

Education:

Major in geology or 30 hours of geology or sub-disciplines of which 24 credits are third-or fourth-year courses or graduate courses

Experience: Five years of experience in geologic work satisfactory to the Board
Examination: Passing scores on the ASBOG® Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and Practice of Geology (PG) examinations required.
First ASBOG® Examination: March 1999
Continuing Education: Yes, 24 credit hours within the two year renewal period

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

The applicant must have received a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in geology; or has completed 30 credit hours of geology or its sub-disciplines, of which 24 credits are third or fourth year courses or graduate courses, passed the ASBOG® examinations with a minimum score of 70% if licensed after June 17, 1998, have practiced for a minimum of two (2) years after licensure in the jurisdiction from which that applicant is applying for licensure and acquired five (5) years experience, or its equivalent, in geologic work, and have a license in good standing.

Registrant count:

PGs:

365

Information updated:

February 1, 2016


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