Kansas

ASBOGlogowR

Registration Status:

Title and Practice Licensure

Effective Date:

July 1, 1997.

Exemptions:

Energy research/exploration not affecting the public, academicians, graduate physical or natural scientists

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Passage of Senate Bill 349 allows Board to revise their statutes and was effective July 1, 2014.  Twenty-four regulations have been revised as a result, and these changes went into effect September 26, 2014. Currently changes are proposed to seven of the continuing education regulations.

State Contact:

Tammy Matchett

Title:

Administrative Specialist

Address:

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
900 South West Jackson Street
Suite 507
Topeka, KS  66612-1257

Phone/Fax:

(785) 296-8612 (785) 296-0167

E-mail:

tammy.matchett@ks.gov

Web site:

www.ksbtp.ks.gov

Board Composition:

Thirteen- member Board that includes one geologist, three professional engineers, three architects, two land surveyors, one landscape architect, one professional engineer/land surveyor and two public members.

Requirements:

Education:

Graduate of a course of study in geology or equivalent four-year curriculum with at least 30 semester hours of geology

Experience:

Four years supervised experience, shortened to three years with a Master's Degree in geology

Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: September 2000
Continuing Education:

Thirty (30) professional development hours are required for each two-year renewal period.

Grandfathering:

Expired July 1, 2000

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Applicants must meet the Kansas regulations which were in place on the date that they received their original license.

Registrant count:

PGs:

 635 (Geologists)

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

[Top of Page]  [Return to Previous Page]


Kentucky

ASBOGlogowR

Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1992

Exemptions:

Government employees, research, and teaching; not in public practice

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Lucie Duvall

Title:

Board Administrator

Address:

Kentucky Board of Professional Geologists
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY  40602-1360

Phone/Fax:

(502) 782-8810 (502) 696-4961

E-mail:

lucie.duvall@ky.gov

Web site:

http://bpg.ky.gov

Board Composition:

Five members consisting of four qualified geologists, one of whom shall be the State Geologist and one member-at-large

Requirements:

Education: 45 quarter/30 semester hours; degree in geology or related field
Experience: Five years with maximum credit or one year for graduate degree(s)
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: October 1994
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

None

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Board recognizes comity with states where testing, education and experience requirements equal or exceed those of Kentucky.

Registrant count:

PGs:

1,425 GITs: 63  

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

[Top of Page]  [Return to Previous Page]


Louisiana

Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

January 1, 2016

Exemptions:

Federal employees; exploration of energy and mineral resources; geologic research; teaching; archaeological investigation; engineering; land surveying; and water well drilling.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Louisiana Act No. 36 of 2013, effective August 1, 2013, authorized the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists to set licensure fees..

State Contact:

Georgeann McNicholas

Title:

Executive Secretary

Address:

Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
964 Brookline Avenue, Suite 101
  Baton Rouge, LA  70809

Phone/Fax:

(225) 505-3766  

E-mail:

apply@lbopg.org

Web site:

www.lbopg.org

Board Composition:

Nine members appointed by the Governor, six of whom are geoscientists, one a licensed professional engineer with expertise in geotechnical engineering and geoscience, and two public members. The appointment of all nine members are subject to Louisiana Senate confirmation.

Requirements:

Education: Graduated from a course of study in a discipline of geoscience satisfactory to the Board that consists of a least four years of study including at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of credit in geoscience, of which at least 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of credit must be in upper-level college courses in that discipline (by wayne strong). Alternatively, satisfactorily completed other equivalent educational requirements as determined by the Board.
Experience: A minimum of five years of qualifying experience beyond B.S. or fours years of qualifying experience beyond M.S. or Ph.D. Additionally, three references are required attesting to a good moral and ethical character of the applicant. 
Examination: ASBOG® 
First ASBOG® Examination:  
Continuing Education: Fifteen Professional Development Hours are required each renewal period, including one hour of professional ethics.

Grandfathering:

extended to January 2015

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

In the process

Registrant count:

PGs:

974

GITs:

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

[Top of Page]  [Return to Previous Page]