Nebraska

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Registration Status:

Geologist Regulation Act passed 1998

Effective Date:

January 1, 1999

Exemptions:

Researchers, exploration geologists, and geotechnical engineers

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

In April 2015, the board held a public hearing with regards to allowing certain fees listed in the Board's Rules and Regulations. The changes were approved by the Governor on June 23, 2015, and went into effect on June 28, 2015. As a result the total licensing cost was reduced from $290 to a range of $100-$150 depending on whether a licensee took one or both examinations in Nebraska. The annual license renewal fee was lowered to $65 from $75. Please refer to the Board's website for more information. www.nebog.nebraska.gov.

State Contact:

 Jean Lais

Title:

Administrative Assistant

Address:

Nebraska Board of Geologists
  P.O. Box 94844
  Lincoln, NE 68509-4844

Phone/Fax:

(402) 471-8383 (402) 471-0787

E-mail

nebog.board@nebraska.gov

Web site

www.nebog.nebraska.gov

Board Composition:

Six professional geologists and one public member

Requirements:

 
Education:

Geology degree with 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours including five of seven core courses

Experience: Five years
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: September 2000
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

Ended December 31, 1999

Cooperative Licensure: (Comity/Reciprocity):

Nebraska accepts applications by reciprocity if the applicant meets Nebraska's education, examination, and experience requirements. Effective November 2013, the Board may waive the education and examination requirements if the applicant has fifteen (15) years of licensed geological experience and is licensed in good standing in at least one other licensing jurisdiction.

Registrant count:

PGs:

329

Geologist Interns:

14

Information updated::

February 1, 2016
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Nevada

Registration Status:

None.

Effective Date:

 

Exemptions:

 

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Assembly Bill 531 (July 16, 1997) signed by Governor includes definitions of geology and professional geologists.  It also requires that the director of the Nevada Bureau of  Mines and Geology be a professional geologist.  Language that addressed reports prepared by engineering geologists became controversial with civil engineers and was deleted.  For UST and hazardous waste projects, certification based on education and experience is required, but that exists as an agency certification rule and not by statute.

State Contact:

James E. Faulds

Title:

Director/State Geologist

Address:

Nevada Geological Survey
  Bureau of Mines and Geology
  University of Nevada, Mail Stop 178
  Reno, NV 89557-0088

Phone/Fax:

(775) 682-8751 (775) 784-1709

E-mail

jfaulds@unr.edu

Web site

www.nbmg.unr.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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New Hampshire

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Registration Status:

Practice Act

Effective Date:

August 20, 2002

Exemptions:

No examination required from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Application for licensure is available online.

State Contact:

Dawn Couture

Title:

Program Assistant II

Address:

Joint Board for Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH  03301

Phone/Fax:

(603) 271-2219 (603) 271-6990 

E-mail

dawn.couture@nh.gov

Web site

www.state.nh.us/jtboard/geo.htm

Board Composition:

Six members: The State Geologist, four Professional Geologists and one public member.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree, including minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in geology
Experience:

Five years responsible experience, including three years under supervision of a licensed geologist or a geologist with experience equivalent to a licensed geologist

Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: March 2003
Continuing Education: 24 hours over two-year period

Grandfathering:

Ended June 30, 2002

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

646

GITs:

Information updated:: February 1, 2016
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New Jersey

Registration Status:

Geologists may be licensed under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) passed May 2009, as Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP). See the following Web site: www.state.nj.gov/lsrpboard

Effective Date:

May 7, 2012

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

Draft regulations are posted on the board website.

State Contact:

Karl W. Muessig, Ph.D.

Title:

State Geologist

Address:

New Jersey Geological & Water Survey
Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 420, Mail Code 29-01
Trenton, NJ  08625

Phone/Fax:

(609) 292-1185 (609) 633-1004

E-mail

karl.muessig@dep.state.nj.us

Web site

www.njgeology.org

Board Composition:

Thirteen members: 6 LSRP's, 3 environmental, 1 business, 1 academic, DEP Commissioner and the NJ State Geologist.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelors degree in science or engineering
Experience: Eight years full time professional experience in site remediation
Examination: Yes
Continuing Education: 36 credit hours over 3 year renewal cycle

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

 

512

:

Information updated::

November 1, 2014
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