Qualification Standards And Experience

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Published: 2015

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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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