Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 4.06 - Application contents

Current through March 28, 2022

An application for licensure as a professional soil scientist shall include:

(1) Either of the following:
(a) Official transcripts of graduate and undergraduate training, properly attested to by the degree granting institution and submitted by the institution directly to the professional soil scientist section establishing that the applicant has been granted a bachelor's degree in soil science or a bachelor's degree with a soil science major meeting the requirements under s. 470.04(4) (b), Stats., granted by a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state board of education in the state in which the college or university is located, or accredited by a Canadian accrediting agency satisfactory to the board, or
(b) A chronological history of the applicant's employment or other qualifying experience in satisfaction of s. 470.04(7), Stats.
(2) A chronological history of the applicant's employment or other qualifying experience in satisfaction of s. 470.04(4) (c) 1 or 2., Stats.
(3) For applicants applying under s. 470.04(4) (c) 1, Stats., a completed "supervised soil science experience" form completed by a supervisor relating to professional soil science and who is one of the following:
(a) A professional soil scientist who, during the time of the supervised practice, was licensed in this state.
(b) A professional soil scientist who, during the time of the supervised practice, was licensed in another licensing jurisdiction that has licensure requirements not lower than the requirements for licensure in this state.
(c) A person who the board determines is qualified to have responsible charge of soil science work.
(4) For applicants applying under s. 470.04(4) (c) 2, Stats., submission of at least 3 "peer evaluation" forms satisfactory to the board completed by licensed professional soil scientists who have had professional contact with the applicant's practice and who certify that the applicant is qualified to assume responsible charge of soil science work.
(5) References from at least 5 individuals, at least 3 of whom shall be professionally competent to evaluate the applicant's practice.
(6) The fee required under s. 440.05(1), Stats.
(7) For applicants previously licensed in another state, territory or possession of the United States or in another country, verification of the applicant's licensure in the licensing jurisdiction of original licensure or, if the applicant has permitted his or her licensure in the jurisdiction of original licensure to lapse, verification of licensure in the licensing jurisdiction where the applicant is currently licensed and where the applicant was last engaged in the practice of professional soil science.
(8) For applicants who have a pending criminal charge or have been convicted of a crime, all related information necessary for the professional soil scientist section to determine whether the circumstances of the pending criminal charge or criminal conviction are substantially related to the circumstances of the practice of soil science.
(9) Any additional data, exhibits or references showing the extent and quality of the applicant's experience that may be required by the professional soil scientist section.
(10) Evidence of successful completion of fundamentals of soil science and principles and practice of soil science examinations.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Examining Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists § GHSS 4.06
Cr. Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00.

Application forms are available upon request to the Professional Soil Scientist Section of the board at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8935; phone (608) 266-2112 or available for download from the department webpage: http://dsps.wi.gov.

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