GRA Inland Empire: 2020 Updates – Understanding Geology & Geophysics Licensure Requirements in California

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Riverside City College (Bradshaw Cafeteria)
4800 Magnolia Ave Riverside
CA 92506

This is a joint meeting with Inland Geological Society.

On August 1, 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan signed Assembly Bill 600 into law, creating the State Board of Registration for Geologists, and regulating the geologic profession in California. The legislation was driven by consumer demand for services to address geologic hazards, especially landslides in the southern part of the State. Unqualified persons performing questionable geologic work combined with a patchwork of local licensing requirements eventually resulted in the passage of The Geologist Act. In 2019, the Board promulgated a regulation to clarify the requirements for geology and geophysics licensure in California. This presentation will include a review of fundamental licensing concepts, and provide an overview of the specific qualification requirements for the GIT, PG, PGP, CEG and CHG. This will include a discussion of the recent updates to the regulations regarding education requirements and how to properly document qualifying work experience. Understanding this information is important for early career professionals seeking licensure, and for licensed professionals who want to help their staff become licensed.

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