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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8/1/23  4:13 pm
Commenter: Ronn Beebe

Continue Geologist Certifcation

I support the continuation of a mandatory licensure program for geologists practicing in the Commonwealth.

It is imperative to have qualified licensed geologists performing work on complex projects along side professional engineers, soil scientists, and surveyors to safeguard life, health, property, and the environment. 

The regulation should make licensure of geologists a mandatory program and that the statutory language doing so should link our profession to public welfare and the safeguarding of life, health, property, and the environment.

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