Ala. Admin. Code r. 364-X-3-.04 - Disposition Of Applications

(1) Approved Applications - When the Board, after due consideration of an application and of information pertaining thereto, is satisfied that the applicant is eligible for certification as a Geologist-in-Training, or licensing as a Professional Geologist, under Section 34-41-1 et seq., Code of Ala. 1975, the applicant will be granted a certificate or a license, and the applicant will be notified by the Executive Secretary.
(2) Deferred Applications - If an applicant's geological training and experience is considered inadequate upon Board review, but the Board believes the minimum legal requirements may be met within one (1) year, such application may be held by the Board for up to one (1) year without approval or denial. Such applicant will be advised of the basis for holding the application, of additional information to be submitted, and of the approximate date on which the application will be formally considered again. If more than one (1) additional year of experience is considered necessary, the application will be denied .
(3) Denied Applications - When the Board, after due consideration of an application and of information pertaining thereto, finds that the applicant is not eligible for licensure under Section 34-41-1 et seq. Code of Ala. 1975, the applicant will be denied licensure and the application will be held for five (5) years. The applicant will be notified of the action of the Board by the Executive Secretary, and for further consideration the applicant may submit a new application, without fee, after securing the necessary experience, provided the resubmittal is within five (5) years.
(4) Appeals - appeals from decisions of the Board with regard to applications shall be in accordance with 364-X-3-.03(6), above, and the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act.
(5) Inactive Applications - If all necessary information and documentation required for Board review is not received within one (1) year after the application has been filed, the application will be placed in the inactive file and the applicant will be notified.
(6) Records Retention Schedule - Applications that fall into the following classifications will be maintained on file in the Board office for the period shown and thereafter may be destroyed:
(a) deferred - two (2) years
(b) denied - five (5) years
(c) inactive - two (2) years
(7) Any application that involved disciplinary action or violations will be retained by the Board.

Author: Thornton L. Neathery


Ala. Admin. Code r. 364-X-3-.04
New Rule: Filed May 10, 1996; effective June 14, 1996. Amended: Filed March 5, 2002; effective April 9, 2002.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-41-5, 34-41-15, 34-41-20.

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