Subject: 809-010-0001: Adopts updated fee schedule for the
Adopts the 2011–2013 biennial budget of the Board with a spending limit
Adopts updated geology coursework requirements that must be addressed by an
applicant for the geologist fundamentals examination. The rule also clarifies
the need for documentation via official transcripts of the applicant.
Adopts new procedures for signature of documents prepared by a registered
geologist or registered engineering geologist. Allows for electronic or digital
signatures and sets specifications for the authorized use of such signatures on
documents prepared by a registered geologist or registered engineering
Fees, as established by the Board of Geologist
(1) Fundamental Section of the national examination for
Geologist registration — $175.00.
(2) Practice Section of the national examination for
Geologist certification – 275.00.
(3) Examination for Engineering Geologist certification
(4) Geologist-in-Training initial registration and
annual renewal — $50.00.
(5) Geologist initial registration and annual renewal
(6) Engineering Geologist initial certification and
annual renewal — $75.00. Engineering Geologist must have a current
(7) Duplicate or replacement of lost, destroyed, or
mutilated registration card — $25.00; duplicate or replacement of lost,
destroyed, or mutilated wall certificate — $25.00.
(8) Restoration fee if postmarked:
(a) One to ninety days after due date: $25.00;
(b) Ninety-one to one-hundred seventy-nine days after
due date: $50;
(c) Over one-hundred seventy-nine days after due date:
(9) Renewal of registration by Geologist, if applicant
is 70 years of age or over by renewal date — $15.00.
(10) Renewal of certification by Engineering Geologist,
if applicant is 70 years of age or over by renewal date — $15.00.
(11) Application Fee — $75.00. This fee is to
accompany any application for registration or examination and any reapplication
(12) Temporary Permit Fee — $100.00. This fee is
to accompany any notification per 672.545(3)(b).
(13) File Maintenance Fee — $25.00 per request.
This fee is to cover maintaining examination files for passing examinees who do
not register in Oregon.
(14) Fee for a list of all registrants — $50.00.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 182.466, 670.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.705
Hist.: GE 1(Temp), f. & ef.
11-3-77; GE 2, f. & ef. 12-13-77; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE
1-1981, f. & ef. 8-3-81; GE 1-1982, f. & ef. 5-14-82; GE 2-1983(Temp),
f. 10-14-83, ef. 11-1-83; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1985, f. &
ef. 7-1-85; GE 2-1986, f. & ef. 3-5-86; GE 1-1989, f. 12-18-89, cert. ef.
1-1-90; GE 1-1993(Temp), f. 3-1-93, cert. ef. 3-2-93; GE 2-199; GE 2-1996, f.
& cert. ef. 8-30-96; BGE 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-99; BGE 2-2001, f.
& cert. ef. 3-23-01; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 3-2002, f.
& cert. ef. 7-9-02; BGE 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04; BGE 2-2005, f.
& cert. ef. 9-28-05; BGE 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-7-05; BGE 2-2007, f.
6-25-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11
The Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners hereby
adopts by reference the 2011–2013 Biennial Budget of $459,653 covering
the period from July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2013. With Board approval,
the Administrator of the Board may amend budgeted accounts as necessary within
the approved budget of $459,653 for the effective operation of the Board. The
Board will not exceed the approved 2011–13 Biennium Budget unless
registrants are noticed, a public hearing is convened, and this rule is amended
as required by ORS Chapter 182.462(1)(2). Copies of the budget are available
from the Board’s office.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 672.705
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.705
& 1999 OL Ch. 1084
Hist.: BGE 1-1999, f. & cert.
ef. 6-17-99; BGE 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-23-01; BGE 2-2003, f. 6-13-03,
cert. ef. 7-1-03; BGE 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-05; BGE 2-2007, f.
6-25-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; BGE 1-2009, f. 6-15-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09; BGE
1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11
Qualifications for Geologist
Fundamentals Examination and Certification as a Geologist-in-Training
(1) To qualify to take the geologist fundamentals
examination, an applicant shall:
(a) Have an undergraduate degree in geology, geological
sciences, or earth science from an accredited college or university; or
(b) Have completed the equivalent of 45 quarter hours
of geology coursework as outlined in (2) from an accredited college or
(2) All applicants must have the equivalent of 45
quarter hours of qualifying geologic coursework of which at least 80% of the
qualifying 45 quarter hours presented in the official transcript of the
applicant must include upper division coursework from the following list or
substitutions approved by the Board:
(a) Coastal processes;
(b) Economic geology;
(c) Engineering geology;
(d) Environmental geology;
(f) Geology field camp;
(g) Geology field methods;
(k) Glacial geology;
(l) Historical geology;
(o) Marine geology;
(p) Mineral exploration;
(r) Paleopedology/ Paleosols;
(t) Petroleum geology;
(w) Remote sensing;
(x) Rock mechanics;
(bb) Structural geology;
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 672.505
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.555
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef.
2-1-84; GE 1-1985, f. & ef. 7-1-85; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90;
BGE 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-06; BGE 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-08;
BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11
(1) After the registrant’s seal has been applied to the
original or record copy, the registrant shall place the registrant’s
handwritten signature in permanent ink across the seal. The registrant shall
write the word “Expires” followed by the registration expiration date directly
below the seal. This requirement applies unless a digital signature is used as
provided under Section (2).
(2) For an electronic or digital document, an
electronic or digital signature is acceptable as allowed by ORS 84.001 to ORS
(3) An electronic or digital signature must be:
(a) Unique to the registrant using it;
(b) Under the direct control of the registrant,
(c) Verifiable, and
(d) Include the registrant’s expiration date
immediately preceded by the word “Expires”.
(4) Each displayed copy of and each hard copy printed
from a transmitted or stored electronic document containing an electronic or
digital signature shall bear the seal and the signature.
(5) If the electronic or digital document with an
electronic or digital signature is altered in any manner, the seal is no longer
valid and the document can no longer be considered prepared or approved by or
under the direction of a Registered Geologist.
(6) The use of an electronic or digital signature by
any person other than the owner may be grounds for disciplinary action.
Stat. Auth.: ORS Chapter 183 &
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.605
Hist.: BGE 1-2011, f. 6-21-11,
cert. ef. 7-1-11
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