Washington

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Registration Status:

Practice Act

Effective Date:

July 1, 2001

Exemptions:

Geologic work performed by subordinates of a geologist; federal employees; exploration of energy and mineral resources; geological research; teaching; the practice of engineering or other licensed profession; general scientific work; the the giving of testimony or preparation and preservation of exhibits or documents for judicial purposes.

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

Regulation of geologists took effect in July 1, 2001. An application form for licensure can be downloaded from the Washington State Geologist Web site at  http://www.dol.wa.gov/design/geofront.htm

State Contact:

Lorin Doyle

Title:

Board Administrator

Address:

Washington Geologist Licensing Board
P.O. Box 9012
Olympia, WA  98507-9012

Phone/Fax:

(360) 664-1497 (360) 570-7098

E-mail

geologist@dol.wa.gov

Web site

http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/geologist/

Board Composition:

Seven members; One public, five geologists, one ex-officio (State Geologist)

Requirements:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in geology, engineering geology, hydrogeology or one of the related geological sciences, or educational equivalents, AND successful completion of a minimum of 30-semester/45-quarter hours or their equivalent of course work in geological science. This includes 14-semester/21-quarter hours of unduplicated credits from the Board's core content list, which is comprised of courses covering physical geology, historical geology, structural geology, mineralogy/petrology and sedimentary geology/stratigraphy.
Experience: Five years of documented and verifiable professional geological practice or, if applying for a specialty, five (5) years of specialty practice satisfactory to the Board, after receipt of a Bachelors degree. The experience must include: (a) at least three (3) years of geological experience under the supervision of state-licensed geologists or specialty geologists or others who, in the opinion of the Board, are qualified to have responsible charge; (b) if applying for two (2) specialties, at least five (5) years or 8,000 hours of experience in each specialty, for a total of ten (10) years or 16,000 hours experience.
Examination: ASBOG® for geologists. Title of "Geologist-in-Training" after successful completion of the ASBOG® Fundamental of Geology Examination. State-specific specialty examinations for engineering geologist and hydrogeologist.
First ASBOG® Examination: October 2002
Continuing Education: N/A

Grandfathering:

Phase 1: Began July 1, 2001, ended June 30, 2002. 
Phase 2: Began May 14,2003, ended June 30. 2003.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Must meet Washington requirements

Registrant count:

Licensed Geologists:

Licensed Engineering Geologists:

2,248

   523
Licensed Hydrogeologists

820

 

 

 

 

 

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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West Virginia

Registration Status:

No registration, certification, or definition requirements exist.

Effective Date:

Exemptions:

ASBOG® Membership:

No

Update:

A bill on registration died in committee some 20 to 25 years ago.  There is no apparent interest in activity currently.

State Contact:

Michael E. Hohn

Title:

Director/State Geologist

Address:

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Mont Chateau Research Center
1 Mont Chateau Road
Morgantown, WV  26508-8079

Phone/Fax:

(304) 594-2331 (304) 594-2575

E-mail

hohn@geosrv.wvnet.edu

Web site

http://www.wvgs.wvnet.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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Wisconsin

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Registration Status:

Practice Act

Effective Date:

1994

Exemptions:

Teaching faculty, wetland scientists

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

Aaron Knautz

Title:

Licensing Exams Specialist

Address:

Department of Safety and Professional Services
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI  53708-8935

Phone/Fax:

(608) 267-9362 (608) 267-3816

E-mail

aaron.knautz@wisconsin.gov

Web site

www.dsps.wi.gov

Board Composition:

Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists, and Soil Scientists.

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree or a degree with 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in geology sufficient to constitute a major.
Experience: Five years with supervised experience, with two years documented under PG; seven years with peer review and three peer reviewers.
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: April 1996
Continuing Education: None.

Grandfathering:

Ended December 31, 1995.

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Recognition of ASBOG® examination

Registrant count:

PGs:

1,238

:

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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Wyoming

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Registration Status:

Practice Act

Effective Date:

July 1, 1997, full Practice Act; Original act - July 1, 1991

Exemptions:

Refer to Practice Act and requirements of other Wyoming state agencies

ASBOG® Membership:

Member Board

Update:

State Contact:

 Geri L. Allen

Title:

Executive Director

Address:

Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists
500 South Third Street
Laramie, WY 82070-3628

Phone/Fax:

(307) 742-1118 (307) 742-1120

E-mail

prof.geo@wyo.gov

Web site

http://wbpg.wy.gov

Board Composition:

Seven members: six professional geologists approved by the Governor and the State Geologist, who is an ex-officio member of the Board appointed by the Governor

Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in geology (or another four-year academic program) from an institution of higher education approved by the Board, but with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of geology course work. At least twenty-four (24) of the semester hours or thirty-six (36) of the quarter hours in geology should be in at least five (5) of the following subject areas: economic geology, engineering geology, environmental geology, field geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, mineralogy, paleontology, petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, or structural geology.
Experience: Four years of active professional practice in geologic work of a character satisfactory to the Board; no credit is given for post-Baccalaureate degrees
Examination: ASBOG®
First ASBOG® Examination: October 1992
Continuing Education: No

Grandfathering:

Ended June 30, 1998

Cooperative Licensure - (Comity/Reciprocity):

Can grant comity or reciprocity provided applicants meet minimum Wyoming educational and experience requirements, and
(1)  passed the ASBOG® examination, or an examination which the Board has deemed comparable, or
(2)  held a "grandfather" license in another state for a minimum of five years

Interstate Agreements:

Wyoming has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers.

Registrant count:

PGs:

2,464

GITs:

90

Information updated::

February 1, 2016

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