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BOARD OF GEOLOGIST EXAMINERS

 

DIVISION 30

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AND EXPERIENCE

 

809-030-0000

Supervision Standards

To determine if an applicant's supervision meets the required qualifications, the Board may use the following standards:

(1) The direction, closeness, or continual attention the supervisor has over the applicant's geologic work.

(2) The percentage of time the applicant's work was supervised.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 2-1978, f. & ef. 7-28-78; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84

809-030-0005

Experience Standards

To determine if an applicant's experience meets the required qualifications, the Board may use the following standards:

(1) The diversity and complexity of the applicant's work.

(2) Whether the work was routine in nature, requiring a minimum of knowledge or experience.

(3) The amount of time the applicant was in responsible charge of geologic work.

(4) Whether reports prepared principally by the applicant demonstrate the applicant's knowledge to perform geologic work.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.515, 672.545, 672.555, 672.565, 672.585, 672.595, 672.605
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.505 - 672.705
Hist.: GE 2-1978, f. & ef. 7-28-78; GE 1-1981, f. & ef. 8-3-81; GE 1-1982, f. & ef. 5-14-82; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-12

809-030-0010

Transcript Standards

Applicants shall submit an official transcript for review by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 193, 192 & 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1983, f. & ef. 2-17-83; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84

809-030-0015

Qualifications for Geologist Practice Examination and Geologist Registration

(1) To qualify to take the geologist examination, an applicant must have a minimum of seven years of geology experience computed as follows:

(a) Two years of experience are granted for an undergraduate degree in geology or a related geological science with a minimum of 45 quarter hours of geology coursework; or two years of experience are granted to applicants without a degree who have a minimum of 45 quarter hours of geology coursework including 36 quarter hours upper division or graduate course hours leading to a geology major. These two years’ experience must be included in the seven-year minimum.

(b) One year of experience, up to a maximum of three years, is granted for each year of full-time equivalent graduate study in geology or a related geological science.

(c) Credit shall not exceed four years for the undergraduate geology or geological science degree or specific coursework plus graduate study.

(d) One year of experience is granted for each year spent working under the supervision of an Oregon registered geologist, Oregon certified engineering geologist, or a geologist who, in the determination of the Board, was providing supervision in responsible charge; however, a minimum of three years of such experience must be completed before any credit is granted.

(e) One year of experience is granted for each year spent in responsible charge; however, a minimum of five years in responsible charge must be completed before any credit is granted.

(f) Geology faculty may acquire the seven years experience in accordance with the following criteria:

(A) Meet the requirements of OAR 809-030-0015(1)(a); and

(B) Five years experience is granted for geologic work conducted in responsible charge as professional faculty activities conducted other than teaching or administrative duties. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

(i) Geologic report preparation;

(ii) Publication and the preparation for publication of published geologic work;

(iii) Geologic field or laboratory data collection; or

(iv) Geologic data analysis or interpretation.

(C) Geologic experience must be documented and calculated as a percentage of non-teaching full-time experience such as follows:

(i) Experience documented by the preparation of geology reports or publications; and

(ii) Geologic experience verified by the Board.

(D) Post-baccalaureate research in geology or a related geological science may be granted for in responsible charge experience, at the discretion of the Board.

(g) Duplicate credit will not be given for experience and education gained concurrently.

(h) Experience of less than one month will not be recognized.

(2) Applicants for the ASBOG practice examination must:

(a) Be registered as a GIT in Oregon; or

(b) Apply to take the ASBOG fundamental examination on the same day as the practice examination; or

(c) Provide to the Board proof of having passed the ASBOG fundamental examination.

(3) To qualify for registration as a geologist, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(a) Pass the ASBOG fundamental and practice examinations;

(b) Submit a complete application on forms provided by the Board;

(c) Submit applicable fees as per OAR 809-010-0001.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.515, 672.545, 672.555, 672.565, 672.585, 672.595, 672.605
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.505 - 672.705
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-92; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 7-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-04; BGE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-12

809-030-0020

Qualifications for Engineering Geologist Examination and Certification as an Engineering Geologist

(1) To qualify to take the certification examination as an engineering geologist, the applicant must:

(a) Be registered as a geologist, or have met the qualifications and passed the geologist examination.

(b) Meet one of the following experience requirements:

(A) Three years' experience under the direct supervision of an Oregon, California, or Washington certified engineering geologist or an engineering geologist who, in the determination of the Board, was providing supervision in responsible charge. Engineering geology experience used to meet geologist qualifications may be used;

(B) Five years' experience in responsible charge of engineering geological projects. Engineering geology experience used to meet geologist qualifications may be used; or

(C) A minimum of 5 years work experience from a combination of (A) and (B). Engineering geology experience used to meet geologist qualifications may be used.

(2) To qualify for certification as an engineering geologist, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

(a) Receive registration as geologist from the Board;

(b) Pass a certification examination approved by the Board for engineering geologists as per OAR 809-005-0000 and OAR 809-040-0008;

(c) Submit a complete application on forms provided by the Board;

(d) Submit applicable fees as per OAR 809-010-0001.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.515, 672.545, 672.555, 672.565, 672.585, 672.595, 672.605
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.505 - 672.705
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-12

809-030-0025

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 university.

(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;

(e) Geochemistry;

(f) Geology field camp;

(g) Geology field methods;

(h) Geomorphology;

(i) Geophysics;

(j) Geostatistics;

(k) Glacial geology;

(l) Historical geology;

(m) Hydrogeology;

(n) Lithology;

(o) Marine geology;

(p) Mineral exploration;

(q) Mineralogy;

(r) Paleopedology/ Paleosols;

(s) Petrography;

(t) Petroleum geology;

(u) Petrology;

(v) Planetology;

(w) Remote sensing;

(x) Rock mechanics;

(y) Sedimentology;

(z) Seismology;

(aa) Stratigraphy;

(bb) Structural geology;

(cc) Tectonics;

(dd) Volcanology.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 672.505 - 672.991
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

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