Or. Admin. R. 809-030-0022 - Supervisor Approval for Alternative Work Experience in Engineering Geology

(1) A candidate for the engineering geologist examination who intends to qualify based on the pathway described in OAR 809-030-0020(1)(b)(D) must obtain Board approval for any supervisor that is not a Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG) or an engineering geologist who, in the determination of the Board, can provide substantially equivalent supervision in responsible charge. Without Board approval of a non-engineering geologist supervisor, work experience gained under that supervisor's direct supervision will not be recognized by the Board as qualifying work experience for purposes of meeting OAR 809-030-0020(1)(b)(D).
(2) Board standards for approval of non-engineering geologist supervisors for purposes of OAR 809-030-0020(1)(b)(D) are as follows:
(a) The supervisor must have at least 5 years of geotechnical engineering practice focused on Oregon, California, or Washington geologic sites and settings, where that practice occurred within the past 10 years;
(b) The supervisor must hold an active registration to practice as a professional engineer and that registration must be held in good standing;
(c) The supervisor must demonstrate expertise in geotechnical engineering either by holding an active geotechnical engineer (GE) specialty certification or otherwise demonstrating this expertise through a geotechnical engineering projects list.
(3) An application for supervisor approval must contain at least the following information:
(a) A professional resume from the supervisor detailing at least 5 years of geotechnical engineering practice focused on Oregon, California, or Washington geologic sites and settings, where that practice occurred within the last 10 years;
(b) Official verification acceptable to the Board of the issuance date and active in good standing status of the professional engineer (PE) registration held by the supervisor;
(c) Documentation of geotechnical engineering expertise as follows:
(A) Official verification acceptable to the Board of whether the supervisor holds a GE specialty certification and if so, the issuance date and active in good standing status of that certification.
(B) For a supervisor holding a PE registration but not a GE specialty certification, the Board also requires a projects list detailing the supervisor's specific experience in geotechnical engineering. The Board may prescribe the required format for the projects list.
(d) Any additional information from the candidate and the proposed supervisor of the candidate requested by the Board to complete review of the application for supervisor approval.
(4) An applicant for certification as an engineering geologist under OAR 809-030-0020(2) who already passed a certification examination in engineering geology accepted by the Board pursuant to OAR 809-040-0008 but administered by a jurisdiction other than the Board can request supervisor approval under this rule if requesting to qualify under the pathway described in OAR 809-030-0020(1)(b)(D).

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Or. Admin. R. 809-030-0022
BGE 1-2021, adopt filed 03/09/2021, effective 3/10/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 670.310 & ORS 672.565

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 672.565

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