Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists
Professional Soil Scientists Regulations [18 VAC 145 ‑ 20]
Transition Soil Scientists from Certification to Licensure
Action 3539
General Information
Action Summary The action will transition the soil scientist regulation program from certification to licensure pursuant to Chapters 777 and 859 of the 2011 Session of the Virginia General Assembly. Additional changes to regulations will be made as necessary.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002917]
Associated Mandates Soil Scientist Cerification to Licensure
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
5978 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/09/2011.
6178 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/30/2013.
6871 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/01/2015.
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: (804)527-4294    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.