Maine

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1973

Exemptions:

None

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Cecile Sirois

Title:

Board Clerk

Address:

Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0035

Phone/Fax:

(207) 624-8606 (207) 624-8636

E-mail:

cecile.sirois@maine.gov

Web site:

www.maine.gov/professionallicensing

Board Composition:

Joint geology and soil scientist each with separate qualifications.  Membership consists of one academic geologist, one soil scientist; one independent consultant or salaried geologist, one independent consultant or salaried soil scientist, State Geologist, State Soil Scientist, and one public member.

Requirements:

Education:

Baccalaureate or Master's in geological sciences or 30 semester credits in geological sciences

Experience:

Seven years professional geologic work.   Education credits beyond Bachelor's degree can be utilized for up to a maximum of two years

Examination: ASBOG® (with State of Maine supplemental examination)
First ASBOG® Examination: September 1998
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

None

Registrant count:

PGs:

250

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Maryland

Registration Status:

No registration, certification, or definition.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

State Contact:

Richard A. Ortt, Jr.

Title:

Director

Address:

Maryland Geological Survey
2300 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD  21218-5210

Phone/Fax:

(410) 554-5500 (410) 554-5502

E-mail:

rortt@dnr.state.md.us

Web site:

www.mgs.md.gov

Board Composition:

Requirements:

Education:
Experience:
Examination:
Continuing Education:

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

GITs:

Information updated::

November 1, 2014

Massachusetts

Registration Status:

Partial Certification

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Massachusetts maintains a licensing program for environmental professionals who oversee assessments and cleanups in the waste site cleanup program, which addresses soil and ground-water contamination at non-Superfund sites in the Commonwealth. Some of these environmental professionals happen to be geologists, but many others are environmental, chemical, or civil engineers; chemists; environmental scientists; risk assessors, and associated disciplines.

State Contact:

Beverly Coles-Roby

Title:

Executive Director

Address:

Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Sites Cleanup Professionals
One Winter Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA  02108

Phone/Fax:

(617) 556-1091                      (617) 292-5872

E-mail:

 

Web site:

www.mass.gov/lsp

Board Composition:

Administered by the Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Sites Cleanup Professionals

Requirements:

Education: College degree in one of the approved fields
Experience: Five years of "relevant professional experience"
Examination: Massachusetts Board licensing exam
Continuing Education: Licensees must obtain 48 Continuing Education credits every three years.

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

LSPs:

559 (Licensed Site Professionals)

Information updated::

November 1, 2014

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Michigan

Registration Status:

Michigan does not require licensure or registration of geologists. Sections of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, set standards for persons preparing or reviewing certain geologic reports or data in specific instances.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Bills have been introduced in the Legislature to require a person engaged in the public practice of geology to be licensed as a geologist. The bills would also establish a Board of Professional Geologists, set fees for licensure, and require the State Geologist to be licensed. No action has been taken on the bills.

State Contact:

John A. Yellich

Title:

Director

Address:

Michigan Geological Survey
  Western Michigan University, Department of Geosciences
1121 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
 1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49088-5241

Phone/Fax:

(269) 387-8649 (425) 491-1976

E-mail:

 

Web site:

http://mgs.geology.wmich.edu/

Board Composition:

Requirements:

Education:
Experience:
Examination:
Continuing Education:

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

GITs:

Information updated::

November 1, 2014

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