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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8/7/23  9:01 am
Commenter: Bryant Mountjoy, PG

Professional Geologist Licensure

If any changes are to be made to the current regulations, they should be to mandate licensure for practicing geologists in Virginia.  Geologists routinely make decisions critical to the health and safety of the population, including work on public water supply systems, assessment and remediation of hazardous sites, and natural hazards such as flooding and landslides.  Geologists frequently work alongside engineers (who have mandatory licensure) on these types of projects, who rely on information provided by the geologists.  

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