Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Regulations Governing Certified Professional Wetland Delineators [18 VAC 145 ‑ 30]
Action General Review of Regulations Governing Certified Professional Wetland Delineators
Comment Period Ended on 12/8/2023
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11/21/23  2:47 pm
Commenter: Anna Gardner, WPIT

This will take away the integrity of the certification

Removing these parameters will allow anyone to be able to acquire this certification easily and without much wetland knowledge. This will cause harm to wetlands in Virginia because people are not required to become experts on the topic first. It will cause the certification to be meaningless and unusable because those who will have the certification will not be qualified. Many have worked hard in the past and have become experts in the field to gain this certification and those requirements should not change. 

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