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BOARD OF GEOLOGIST EXAMINERS

 

DIVISION 40

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

 

809-040-0000

Examination Applications

(1) Application for examination shall be on forms provided by the Board and must be accompanied by the required fee(s), official transcript(s) of education, and experience verification.

(2) The Board shall evaluate the applicant's qualifications to determine that the prerequisites as prescribed by ORS 672.555 – 672.565 have been met before the applicant is allowed to take the examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 5-18-79; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE 1-1981, f. & ef. 8-3-81; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02

809-040-0001

Date of Application

Examination applications must be postmarked 120 days prior to the examination date for which the candidate is applying.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.341, ORS 183.355, ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-8-99; BGE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-02

809-040-0002

Date of Exams

The State Board of Geologist Examiners will administer the national examination of the Association of State Boards of Geologists twice a year.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 192 & 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-05

809-040-0003

Notice of Exam

The Board shall give written notice of the date, time, and location of the examination to each qualified applicant at least 25 calendar days before the examination date.

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

809-040-0004

Picture Identification

Picture identification shall be shown by all candidates before taking an examination.

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

809-040-0005

Examination Information

(1) The examinations shall be "closed book".

(2) The Board shall provide a list of acceptable items that may be brought for use while taking the examination.

(3) The Board shall inform examinees of the approximate length of time to be allowed for taking the examination.

(4) Examinees shall not receive any assistance during the examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 5-18-79; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE 1-1981, f. & ef. 8-3-81; GE 2-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 9-16-82; GE 1-1983, f. & ef. 2-17-83; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02

809-040-0006

Scope of Geologist Examination

The geologist examination shall consist of:

(1) The fundamental section of the national examination testing knowledge of geology obtained while working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Geology; and

(2) The practice section of the national examination testing knowledge, skills and abilities gained by experience in the field and the ability to solve geologic problems.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 192 & 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 9-28-05

809-040-0008

Scope of Engineering Geologist Specialty Examination

The Engineering Geologist Specialty Examination shall be a written examination testing knowledge of engineering geology gained by the required experience in that specialty. It may consist of a fundamental portion and a practical portion.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02

809-040-0009

Geologist-in-Training Examination

The Geologist-in-Training Examination is the fundamental portion of the Geologist Examination.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-2-90

809-040-0010

Grading

The passing score of the fundamental and of the practical portions of the geologist examination shall each be 70 percent or higher. The passing score of the engineering geologist specialty examination shall be 70 percent or higher.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 5-18-79; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE 1-1983, f. & ef. 2-17-83; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84

809-040-0011

Notice of Score

The Board will notify applicants by mail of their examination scores.

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

809-040-0020

Review of Examination

Test questions, scoring keys, and other data used to administer the licensing examinations are confidential and may not be disclosed to applicants unless otherwise required by law.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 5-18-79; GE 2-1979, f. 10-2-79, ef. 10-3-79; GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 2-1984, f. & ef. 9-5-84 ; BGE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-02

809-040-0021

Proctored Review and Manual Rescoring

(1) Applicants who do not pass an examination prepared by the Association of State Boards of Geologists (ASBOG) and administered by the Board may request manual rescoring of the examination, a proctored review, or both.

(2) Applicants who do not pass a Certified Engineering Geology examination administered by the Board may request a proctored review.

(3) A “manual rescoring” occurs when the accuracy of exam results that had been scored by machine are checked by hand.

(4) A “proctored review” occurs when an applicant who took the exam is provided an opportunity to review what questions on the exam were answered correctly and incorrectly.

(5) Only one proctored review and manual rescoring is allowed for each applicant per exam or exam section.

(6) Fees: Applicants must pay the fees charged by the Board for the costs of these services. Separate fees for rescoring and proctored review services are charged by the Board in accordance with the Board’s fee rule, OAR 809-010-0001. These fees include the amount due to ASBOG that is collected by the Board to send to ASBOG with the applicant’s request.

(7) Procedures:

(a) When rescoring or proctored review is requested for an ASBOG examination, the Board follows the most current ASBOG procedures found in the ASBOG Professional Geologists Candidate Handbook, and the requirements of this rule (809-040-0021) apply.

(b) When a proctored review is requested for the Certified Engineering Geology examination, the requirements of this rule (809-040-0021) apply.

(c) Any written request for rescoring or proctored review and all associated fees must be received by the Board office no later than 10 days after the Board’s release of the examination score to the applicant unless otherwise authorized in writing by the Board Administrator.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 672.555 & 672.575
Stats. Implemented: ORS 672.555 & 672.575
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 2-1984, f. & ef. 9-5-84; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BGE 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-02; BGE 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-24-13

809-040-0022

Retake of Examination

(1) Applicants must submit a retake application form and the appropriate fee to retake failed portions of examinations.

(2) After two failures to pass an examination, an applicant shall provide evidence, satisfactory to the Board, of further preparation before retaking the failed sections.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; GE 1-1988, f. 11-18-88 & cert. ef. 12-1-88; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02

809-040-0023

Time Limitation

After approval for examination, applicants must take the examination within one year from the date of approval, or reapply.

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

809-040-0030

Refunds

(1) Refunds of examination fees will be made only if the applicant does not qualify for examination.

(2) Refunds of examination fees will not be made to individuals who withdraw from, or do not appear for, exams.

(3) The Application Fee is nonrefundable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, ORS 192 & ORS 672
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: GE 1-1984, f. & ef. 2-1-84; BGE 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02

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