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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8/16/23  8:00 pm
Commenter: G. V. Burbach, PhD, PG

Support for Registration of Geologists

As a registered professional geologist in Virgina (and 3 other states) with more than 30 years of professional experience, I strongly support the mandatory registration of geologists providing services in the public or private sectors.  The strict education, experience, and ethical requirements that accompany professional registration are a safeguard for the citizens, businesses, and local governments of Virgina who rely on geologists for a variety of services and professional advice.  Professional registration of geologists helps protect the health and safety of people and the environment. 


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