DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Division of Professional Regulation

3600 Board of Geology

Statutory Authority: 24 Delaware Code, Section 3606 (24 Del.C. §3606)

PROPOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Delaware Board of Geologists in accordance with 24 Del.C. §3606 has proposed changes to Rule 7.0 of its rules and regulations to clarify that the ASBOG Fundamentals Of Geology (FG) exam may be taken at any time after the applicant meets the educational requirements set forth in the statute. This rule clarifies that the ASBOG Fundamentals Of Geology (FG) exam and ASBOG Practice of Geology (PG) may be taken at separate times allowing the Fundamentals exam to be taken immediately after graduation if an applicant so desires.

A public hearing will be held on May 6, 2005 at 10:15 a.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Geologists, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.

The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.

7.0 ASBOG Examination

7.1 An applicant for wishing to sit for any portion for the ASBOG examination and qualification required for a license as a Geologist shall make application in writing, on forms provided by the Board, and shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that he/she has met the pre-examination requirements as provided for 24 Del.C. Ch. 36, §3608.

7.1.1 An applicant wishing to sit for the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam may do so provided they meet the minimum educational requirements set forth in 24 Del.C. §3608(a)(1). To apply, the applicant must fill out the request to sit for the fundamentals application and submit their transcripts [to date] to the Board for approval. Once taken, the applicants score will be held on file indefinitely by ASBOG.

7.1.2 An applicant wishing to sit for the ASBOG Practice of Geology (PG) must have acquired 5 years of professional work experience as defined in Rule 1.0 and must submit a full application for licensure to the Board for review. Approval to sit for the PG will be dependant upon the applicant providing sufficient evidence, satisfactory, to the Board that he/she meets the qualifications for licensure set forth in 24 Del.C. §3608.

7.2 An applicant for licensure must have satisfactorily passed each part of the ASBOG examination with a scaled score of not less than 70%.

7.3 An applicant’s approval to sit for either part of the ASBOG exam shall be valid for a period not to exceed two years.

*Please Note: As the rest of the sections were not amended they are not being published. A complete set of the rules and regulations for the Board of Geology is available at:

http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/geology/index.shtml

8 DE Reg. 1388 (4/1/05)