(1) All applications for licensure or otherwise shall be made on a form provided by the Board and no applications made otherwise will be accepted. The applicant may request additional forms or duplicate the experience record part of the application form when space on the original form is insufficient. Applications must be clearly typewritten in black color and in a font suitable for photostatic copy and all questions must be answered. An incomplete application or one not properly made out, or not containing all of the information required, or not accompanied by the required fee, will be returned with a statement of the reason for return. The application shall be accompanied by an unmounted recognizable, recent photograph [one not more than six (6) months old] of the applicant, with date taken, or photoengraving of same size (2 by 2 inches overall with face not less than 3/4 inches wide).
(2) Applications for licensure as a Professional Geologist or for certification as a Geologist-in-Training shall be signed and dated by the applicant and sworn to, on a form provided by the Board, before a Notary Public or other person qualified to administer oaths.
(3) The conditions and rules included with the Application Form shall be construed to be a part of the Rules and Regulations, and Administrative Code of the Board.
(4) All applications for examination and enrollment as a Geologist-in-Training shall be filed with the Board at least forty-five (45) days before the date set for examination. Applications for examination and licensing as a Professional Geologist shall be filed with the Board at least ninety (90) days before the date set for examination. These time limits will allow for initial processing by the Board.
(5) Withholding information, misrepresentation, or false statements will be cause for denial of application.
A geologist who is registered or licensed in another state, territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and whose license or registration is current may apply for licensure by comity in Alabama, provided that in order to obtain said license or registration the geologist has met requirements which are substantially the same as, or more stringent than, those required for licensure in Alabama. The acceptance of scores on examinations from the National Association of State Board of Geologists is governed by Section 364-X-8-.07
(7) The Board requires an official transcript from each college or university where the applicant received a degree with a major in geology or related science. The official transcript(s) should show degree(s) issued and date of issuance. It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that such an official transcript is sent directly from the institution to the Board Office and no action will be taken by the Board until such documentation is received. All costs for such documentation shall be borne by the applicant.
A graduate of a foreign institution should have his or her official transcript sent directly from the institution to a Board-approved organization (agency) which specializes in evaluating educational credentials for translation and authentication. Documentation of translation and authentication should then be sent from the Board-approved organization (agency) direct to the Board Office for evaluation by the Board. All costs for verification shall be borne by the applicant.
Author: Thornton L. Neathery