201 KAR 31:040. Applications and Examinations

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Published: 2015

      201 KAR 31:040. Applications and Examinations.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 322A.030(3), (4),

322A.040(1)(c), 322A.045

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 322A.030(5)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

322A.040(1)(c) requires administrative regulations governing the examination of

applicants for registration. KRS 322A.045 requires the board to promulgate an

administrative regulation governing the examination for an applicant for

certification as a geologist-in-training. This administrative regulation establishes

requirements concerning examinations.

 

      Section 1. General Requirements. (1) The

board shall furnish to applicants pertinent instructions and establish the

examination schedule which shall include: the place, the time, and the final

date by which the board shall have received the applicant's materials.

      (2) An applicant for examination shall

submit a complete application and pay the application and examination fees required

by 201 KAR 31:010 to the board when filing the application. Once the application

has been approved by the board, the applicant shall be scheduled to take the

examination at the next regularly scheduled date.

      (3) If an applicant fails to appear for

the scheduled examination and presents a valid reason in writing no later than

thirty (30) days after the missed examination date for missing the examination,

such as illness or death in the immediate family, the examination may be

deferred until the next scheduled date upon payment of a twenty-five (25)

dollar fee.

      (4) If an applicant fails to appear for

or to complete the examination without a valid reason, the applicant shall

forfeit all examination fees paid.

      (5) If an applicant fails to appear for a

second scheduled examination, without presenting a valid reason in writing such

as illness or death in the immediate family, the application shall be

terminated on the date of the examination, and the applicant shall be denied

registration on the basis of failure of the examination by default. The applicant

shall not engage in the public practice of geology or otherwise violate KRS

322A.090(2).

      (6) An applicant who fails to complete

the application and examination process within one (1) year of the date of

filing of the application shall file a new application and pay the fees

required by 201 KAR 31:010 in order to be eligible for registration or

certification unless the applicant has obtained a deferral under subsection (3)

of this section.

 

      Section 2. Examination for Registration.

(1) An applicant for registration shall submit to an examination composed of

the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and the Practice of Geology (PG) developed and

owned by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOGÒ). The applicant shall obtain a scaled score

equal to passage of seventy (70) percent on both the Fundamentals of Geology

(FG) and the Practice of Geology (PG) examinations.

      (2) An applicant shall provide a current,

government-issued, photographic identification when taking the examination.

      (3) If an applicant for registration fails

one (1) or both of the examinations, the applicant may, with payment of the required

fee, be rescheduled to take the examination at the next regularly scheduled

examination date. An applicant who fails one (1) of the examinations shall be

required to retake only the examination on which the applicant failed to

achieve a passing scaled score.

      (4) If the applicant is practicing under

a temporary permit, the applicant may continue to practice under the

supervision of a registered geologist until achieving a passing score on the examination

or until sixty (60) days after the second examination offered after the applicant

has been approved for registration.

 

      Section 3. Examination for Certification

as a Geologist-in-Training. An applicant for certification as a

Geologist-in-Training shall:

      (1) Submit to an examination composed of

the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) developed and owned by the National Association

of State Boards of Geology (ASBOGÒ);

      (2) Obtain a scaled score equal to passage

of seventy (70) percent; and

      (3) Not take this examination prior to

the applicant's final semester or quarter from an accredited college or

university.

 

      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.

(1) "Application for Registration as a Professional Geologist", 7-10-2013,

is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected,

copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright laws, at the Kentucky

Board of Registration for Professional Geologists, 911 Leawood Drive,

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 564-3296, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to

5:00 p.m. (20 Ky.R. 3346; eff. 8-4-94; 32 Ky.R.

938; 1221; eff. 2-3-2006; 39 Ky.R. 2388; 40 Ky.R. 537; eff. 10-4-2013.)
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