Idaho

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1971

Exemptions:

Federal Employees, Exploration, Non Public

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Erin Anderson

Title:

Technical Records Specialist II

Address:

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State
Boise, ID  83702

Phone/Fax:

(208) 577-2592 (208) 334-3945

E-mail

geo@ibol.idaho.gov

Web site

http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=GEO

Board Composition:

Five geologist members

Requirements:

Education : The following shall be considered as minimum evidence that the applicant is qualified to take an examination for registration as a professional geologist:  Completion of 30 semester units in courses in geological science leading to a degree in the geological sciences, of which at least 24 units are in third or fourth year, and/or graduate courses.
Experience: At least seven years of professional geological work which shall include either a minimum of three  years of professional geological work under the supervision of a registered geologist; or, wherein the applicant has been under the direct supervision of an individual acceptable to the Board; or, wherein the applicant has demonstrated five years of progressive experience in responsible charge of geological work that is acceptable to the Board
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: September 2001  
Continuing Education: None

Grandfathering:

Idaho does not recognize grandfather registration from other states.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Idaho currently recognizes the ASBOG® and California examinations, if the applicant meets Idaho education and experience requirements.

Registrant count:

PGs:

568

GITs:

17

Information updated:::

February 1, 2016

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Illinois

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

July 1, 1996 (signed into law 1995)

Exemptions:

Employee or subordinate working under a licensed PG, US Government employee, research, teaching, exploration for minerals or energy resources, professional engineering, structural engineering, architecture, land survey, and landscape architecture.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

The Sunset Act was extended from January 1, 2006 to January 1, 2016

State Contact:

Keri Ginger

Title:

Board Liaison

Address:

IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone/Fax:

(217) 785-5966 (217) 524-0833

E-mail

keri.ginger@illinois.gov

Web site

www.idfpr.com
Note: Illinois DPR has established "express access", enabling licensee inquiries online.

Board Composition:

Eight voting members; six licensed geologists and one public member; the State Geologist is an ex-officio (non-voting) member.

Requirements:

Education: Degree in geology with 30 semester or 45 quarter hours with 24 semester or 36 quarter hours in upper level geology courses
Experience: Four years after academic requirements are met; after July 1, 2000, two of these years must be under supervision of an Illinois licensed professional geologist, or a geologist licensed in another jurisdiction having substantially equivalent licensure requirements as Illinois.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: September 1999
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

Ended June 30, 1998

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Licensure is offered on the basis of Endorsement.

Registrant count:

PGs:

862 Inactive: 137

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Indiana

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

January 1, 1998

Exemptions:

None

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

 

State Contact:

DeAnn Reinhart

Title:

Licensing Coordinator/Board Secretary

Address:

Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists
Indiana University, Room S-409
611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-2208

Phone/Fax:

(812) 855-7428 (812) 855-2862

E-mail

inblpg@indiana.edu

Web site

http://igs.indiana.edu/lpg/

Board Composition:

Board of licensed geologist (includes State Geologist) and one professional community representative at large. The Board is appointed by the governor to four year terms.

Requirements:

Education: Completion of at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours culminating in a Baccalaureate or advanced degree in geosciences
 
Experience: Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Five years of teaching geology as a faculty member at the college or university level; five years of geological research by an applicant at the college or university level; five years of geological work performed under the supervision of, or in collaboration with, a licensed professional geologist; seven years of geological work that is acceptable to the board.
 
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: March 1999
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

None

Registrant count:

PGs:

1,317

:

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Iowa

Registration Status:

Partial Certification - Regulatory certification required to Iowa DNR for certain groundwater professionals who provide services at leaking underground storage tanks/sites.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Iowa does not have a certification or registration program for geologists.  However, Iowa does have a certification program for Groundwater Professionals as follows: A Groundwater Professional is defined by Chapter 134 as a "person who provides subsurface soil contamination and groundwater consulting services, or who contracts to perform or who supervises remediation or corrective action services at leaking underground storage tank sites."  These services and activities must be provided by or directly supervised by a certified groundwater professional.  All reports submitted to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources must be signed by the Certified Groundwater Professional supervising the work at the site.

State Contact:

Robert D. Libra

Title:

State Geologist

Address:

Iowa Geological Survey
  Iowa Department of Natural Resources
109 Trowbridge Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1319

Phone/Fax:

(319) 335-1585 (319) 335-2754

E-mail

robert.libra@dnr.iowa.gov

Web site

www.igsb.uiowa.edu

Board Composition:

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
Experience: Five years of related experience
Examination:
Continuing Education: Six hours per year to continue groundwater practice

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

GITs:

Information updated::

November 1, 2014

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