201 KAR 31:040. Applications and Examinations.
RELATES TO: KRS 322A.030(3), (4),
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)
(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
(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
(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
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.)