Pennsylvania

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

February 16, 1993

Exemptions:

1) Any person who acts under the supervision of a licensed professional geologist or an employee lawfully engaged in the practice of geology and who, in either event, does not assume responsible charge and supervision.
2) Officers and employees of the U.S. Government for said government.
3) The practice of individuals providing geologic services to businesses engaged in the exploration or development of gas or oil.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Licensee information may now be viewed at: www.licensepa.state.pa.us
State Contact: Robin Shearer

Title:

Board Administrator
  Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs

Address:

State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, & Geologists
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649

Phone/Fax:

(717) 783-7049 (717) 705-5540

E-mail

st-engineer@pa.gov

Web site

www.dos.pa.gov/eng

Board Composition:

Combined with State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, forming a geologist-engineer board. Board consists of two geologists, five engineers, two land surveyors, two public members, and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.

Requirements:

Education: Graduation from an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States, having majored in geology, geophysics, geochemistry or engineering geology having completed 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in the major. Candidate's curricula must include completion of courses in structural geology and field methods.
Experience: Five years of professional geological work to include either minimum of three years of professional geological work under the supervision of a licensed professional geologist or a minimum of five years of experience in a responsible position in professional geological work.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: April 1997
Continuing Education: Yes

Grandfathering:

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Registrant count:

PGs:

2,153

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Puerto Rico

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1996

Exemptions:

None

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Law was signed August 23, 1996 and a licensing Board of Geologists was named September 26, 1996.  Regulation was set for public review on February 27, 1998.  Licensing under the grandfather clause ended in June 2000.

State Contact:

For Licensure Information:

Address:

Departamento de Estado
Secretaria Auxiliar de Juntas Examinadoras
Junta Examinadora de Geologos
P. O. Box 9023271
San Juan, PR 00902-3271
Phone: (787) 722-2122, ext. 233
State Contact: Maritza Barreto

Title:

Geologist Coordinator

Phone/Fax:

(877) 887-9727

E-mail

prgeo@pcshq.com

Web site

http://estado.pr.gov/en/geologists/

Board Composition:

Five members; Three geologists with at least five years of professional experience, one licensed civil engineer, and one licensed chemist.

Requirements:

Education: Four-year degree in geological science or 30 semester hours of approved geological science courses.
Experience: Minimum of three years professional experience under supervision of a professional geologist or a minimum of two years of professional work in charge of geologic work.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: October 2008
Continuing Education: None

Grandfathering:

Began in September 1997; ended June 2000.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Upon satisfactory review by the Board, certificates or licenses may be issued to geologists licensed in other jurisdictions, if the requirements of such jurisdictions are similar to Puerto Rico's law.

Registrant count:

PGs:

~100

GITs:

~30

Information updated::

April 2, 2016

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Rhode Island

Registration Status:

No registration, certification, or definition requirements exists..

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

No changes reported.

State Contact:

Jon C. Boothroyd, Ph.D.

Title:

State Geologist

Address:

Rhode Island Geological Survey
Department of Geosciences 
URI, 9 East Alumni Avenue, 340 Woodward Hall
Kingston, RI  02881

Phone/Fax:

(401) 874.2265 (401) 874-2190

E-mail

jon_boothroyd@uri.edu

Web site

http://www.uri.edu/cels/gel/

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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