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]
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7/31/23  11:32 am
Commenter: Thomas A. Herbert, PhD, PG

Support of continuing regulation of professional geologists

I have my Virginia geology license, certificate #2475. I am licensed in ten states, and I am very familiarly with professional licensing for geologists. I was the first chairman of the Florida PG Board in 1987 and have more than 56 years of experience in many fields of geoscience.

We need professional geologists of high standing and regard to provide answers to questions that impact health, safety, and welfare of our citizens and neighbors. Professional licenses are part of the answer.

Licensing of our profession provides critical answers to questions posed by living on this planet. 

Do not move backward .... move forward with more integration of professional geology with engineering and other disciplines. 

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