South Carolina

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Registration Status:

Practice Regulation

Effective Date:

1986

Exemptions:

None.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Doris Cubitt

Title:

Administrator

Address:

South Carolina State Board of Registration for Geologists
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC  29211-1329

Phone/Fax:

(803) 896-4575 (803) 896-4554

E-mail

contact.geologists@llr.sc.gov

Web site

www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Geologists

Board Composition:

Four geologists and one public member

Requirements:

Education: Four-year degree in geologic curriculum
Experience: Five years, or if degree not in school approved by Board, must have eight years experience.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: October 1992
Continuing Education: Yes

Grandfathering:

No

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Currently have reciprocity agreements with Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Registrant count:

PGs:

634

GITs:

13

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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South Dakota

 

Registration Status:

No registration, certification, or definition requirements exist.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

No changes reported.

State Contact:

Derric L. Iles

Title:

Administrator/State Geologist

Address:

SD Geological Survey Program
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources
Akeley-Lawrence Science Center, USD
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069-2390

Phone/Fax:

(605) 677-5227 (605) 677-5895

E-mail

Derric.Iles@usd.edu

Web site

www.sdgs.usd.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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Tennessee

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Registration Status:

 

Effective Date:

January 1, 2008

Exemptions:

Teachers/researchers, subordinates, geological services for employers only and not for the general public.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

New Geologist Licensure Act of 2007 passed in June and signed by the Governor on June 21, 2007.

State Contact:

Nikole Avers

Title:

Administrative Director

Address:

Tennessee Department of Commerce/Insurance
Division of Regulatory Boards
500 James Robertson Parkway, Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, TN  37243-1139

Phone/Fax:

(615) 741-3611 (615) 253-1692

E-mail

nikole.avers@tn.gov

Web site

www.tn.gov/regboards/geology

Board Composition:

Seven (7) members - in making appointments to the committee, the commissioner shall strive to ensure that the committee includes al least on female, at least one member of racial minority, and at least one person who is a least sixty years of age. The commissioner may also strive to ensure that the geologist members are from each of the following professional groupings: environmental, mineral and fuel exploration and development, geologic hazards, and geologic research.

Requirements:

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited college or university. The applicant shall have successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of course work in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology or their subdivisions.
Experience: Must have at least 5 years of geological education and professional experience.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: October 2009
Continuing Education: Still pending

Grandfathering:

Geologists who hold and active certificate under the Geologist Registration Act of 1988 (and 1992 amendments) prior to January 1, 2008.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Yes

Registrant count:

PGs:

2005

GITs:

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Texas

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Registration Status:

Practice Act

Effective Date:

September 1, 2001 (except as noted below)

Exemptions:

Specified in Texas Occupational Code §1002.252

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Beginning September 1, 2003 a license is required to practice geoscience in Texas. Geoscience in Texas includes the disciplines of geology, geophysics, and soil science.

State Contact:

Charles Horton

Title:

Executive Director

Address:

Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
P.O. Box 13225
Austin, TX 78711

Phone/Fax:

(512) 936-4401 (512) 936-4409

E-mail

chorton@tbpg.state.tx.us

Web site

www.tbpg.state.tx.us

Board Composition:

Six Professional Geoscientists and three public members

Requirements:

Education: Baccalaureate in  Geology, Geophysics, or Soil Science
Experience: Five years
Examination: ASBOG®, CSSE (Soil Scientists) or Texas Geophysics Examination (Geophysicists)
First ASBOG® Examination: March 2004
Continuing Education:

Fifteen Professional Developmental Hours will be required each renewal period as of September 1, 2006

Grandfathering:

Ended August 31, 2003

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Statute allows for comity/reciprocity. (Note: The Texas Geoscience Practice Act and Board Rules provide a waiver of certain requirements. See the agency website or contact staff for more details.)

 

License count:

PGs:

4405

GITs:

76

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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