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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8/20/23  12:56 pm
Commenter: E. Randolph McFarland

Maintain Certification of Professional Geologists

I am a life-long citizen of Virginia, a graduate of JMU, and a geologist for over 40 years. My career has been devoted toward exploring and developing Virginia's groundwater to meet the critical water demands of our Commonwealth. During most of this period I have held Virginia certification as a Professional Geologist.

Geologists provide numerous critical services in support of public welfare and the safeguarding of life, health, property, and the environment.  Moreover, State certification of geologists is recognized nationwide as crucial to maintaining the integrity of the profession. Certification insures that the highest standards are achieved in addressing many diverse needs of society.

The Commonwealth of Virginia should maintain its certification of our highly valued Professional Geologists.


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