To qualify to
take the geologist practice section of the national examination, a candidate
must have a minimum of 7 years of geology experience computed as follows:
The Board requires a minimum of 2 years
of education experience and will grant 2 years credit to either:
(A) A candidate with an undergraduate degree
in geology or a related geological science with a minimum of 45 quarter hours
of geology coursework; including 36 quarter hours of upper division coursework;
(B) A candidate without an
undergraduate degree in geology or a related geologic science but who has
completed a minimum of 45 quarter hours of geology coursework, including 36
quarter hours of upper division or graduate coursework.
(b) The Board will grant 1 yearr of
experience, up to a maximum of 3 years, for each year of full-time equivalent
graduate study in geology or a related geological science.
(c) Education credit shall not exceed 4 years
in total for the undergraduate and graduate coursework completed by the
(d) The Board will grant
1 year of experience 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 3 years of such experience must be
completed before any credit is granted.
(e) The Board will grant 1 year of experience
for each year working in responsible charge in a jurisdiction other than Oregon
or working in Oregon in a manner exempt under ORS
or (2); however, a minimum of 5 years in
responsible charge must be completed before any credit is granted.
Geology faculty may acquire the 7 years
of experience in accordance with the following criteria:
Demonstrate 5 years of experience from 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
(i) Geologic report
(ii) Publication and
the preparation for publication of published geologic work;
(iii) Geologic field or laboratory data
(iv) Geologic data
analysis or interpretation.
Geologic experience must be documented
and calculated as a percentage of non-teaching full-time experience such as
(i) Experience documented by the
preparation of geology reports or publications; and
(ii) Geologic experience verified by the
Post-baccalaureate research in geology or a related geological science may be
granted for in responsible charge experience, at the discretion of the
credit will not be given for experience and education gained
(h) Experience of
less than one month will not be recognized.
Candidates for the practice section of
the national examination must:
registered as a Geologist-in-Training (GIT) in Oregon; or
(b) Apply to take the fundamentals section of
the national examination on the same day as the practice section of the
national examination; or
Provide to the Board acceptable proof of having passed the fundamentals section
of the national examination.
To qualify for registration as a
geologist, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
(a) Passed the fundamentals and practice
sections of the national examination. An applicant who passed sections of the
national examination in another jurisdiction must provide official
documentation of examination scores to the Board and also must demonstrate
qualifying education and work experience as defined in (1) of this
(b) Submitted a complete
application on forms provided by the Board;
Or. Admin. R.
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.
1-2021, amend filed 03/09/2021, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS