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§ 151.4. Procedure for licensing as professional geologist

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: July 12, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 12, 2010
63 P.S. § 151.4
§ 151.4. Procedure for licensing as professional geologist
(a) An applicant for licensure as a professional geologist shall satisfactorily complete the fundamentals of geology examination and provide the board with satisfactory evidence of experience that would have prepared the applicant for the practice of geology.
(b) An applicant shall be qualified to be licensed after submission of proof satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
(1) Is of good moral character.
(2) Has graduated from an accredited institution of higher learning with a major in geology, geophysics, geochemistry or engineering geology with a minimum of thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology or their subdivisions; or completion of thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours or an equivalent amount of geological education from institutions which do not grant semester or quarter hours in geological science courses leading to a major in geology, of which at least twenty-four semester hours or an equivalent amount are in third or fourth year or graduate courses.
(3) Has completed at least five years of professional geological work, which shall include either a minimum of three years of professional geological work under the supervision of a licensed professional geologist or a minimum of five years experience in a responsible position in professional geological work. Professional geological work performed prior to the effective date of this section shall satisfy the requirement of this clause if it is performed under the supervision of either a licensed professional geologist or a qualified geologist who was not licensed. For purposes of this clause, professional geological work does not include routine sampling, laboratory work or geological drafting. Credit for graduate study may not exceed a total of two years toward meeting the required number of years of professional geological work.
(4) Has passed any examination adopted by the board.
(5) Has paid all appropriate fees in the amount determined by the board by regulation.
(c)(1) An applicant for the geologist-in-training certificate shall provide satisfactory evidence of graduation from an approved geology curriculum of four or more years.
(2) A geology student that has completed two or more years of an approved program in geology may sit for the fundamentals of geology examination if approved by the board but may not be certified until proof of graduation is submitted to the board.
(d) Upon graduation an applicant that has satisfactorily completed the fundamentals of geology examination shall be certified as a geologist-in-training and may retain that certification until the applicant becomes licensed as a professional geologist.

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1945, May 23, P.L. 913, § 4.4, added 1992, Dec. 16, P.L. 1151, No. 151, § 4, effective in 60 days. Amended 2010, May 12, P.L. 192, No. 25, § 2, effective in 60 days [July 12, 2010].
63 P.S. § 151.4, PA ST 63 P.S. § 151.4
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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