Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Regulations for the Geology Certification Program [18 VAC 145 ‑ 40]
Amend qualifications to sit for Fundamentals exam and add GIT designation
Action 3566
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments to the regulation change the qualifications for applicants applying to sit for the FG exam by removing the work experience requirement and by allowing not only college graduates with baccalaureate or higher degrees, but also undergraduate college students within 12 months of completing undergraduate degree requirements, and graduate college students within 6 months of completing graduate degree requirements to apply to sit for the FG exam. The proposed language further amends the regulation to allow individuals who have passed the FG exam, completed the required geological science course work and obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree to apply for the designation of Geologist-in-Training (GIT).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002994]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6012 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (866)465-6206    TDD: ()-

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