ORS 672.565¹
Certification in specialty
  • rules
  • professional affairs committees

(1) In addition to registering as a geologist, qualified persons also may be eligible for certification in a specialty. A specialty may be created by the State Board of Geologist Examiners by rule, with the rules to contain any required additional qualifications. Only a registered geologist is eligible for certification in a specialty. Application may be submitted for both registration as a geologist and for certification in a specialty at the same time, but the applicant must be approved for registration as a geologist before being considered for certification in a specialty.

(2) An applicant for certification in a specialty shall meet all of the requirements of a registered geologist and any special requirements as the board may establish by rule, including a written examination. In addition, the applicant’s seven years of geological work shall include one of the following:

(a) A minimum of three years performed under the supervision of a registered geologist who is certified in the specialty for which the applicant is seeking certification; or

(b) A minimum of five years’ experience in responsible charge of geological work in the specialty for which the applicant is seeking certification.

(3) The board shall establish professional affairs committees, as needed, to represent each of the specialties into which the board determines certification of registration may be divided. Membership of each committee shall include geologists certified or qualified in the particular specialty involved. Each committee shall:

(a) Establish qualifications, which shall include a written examination, for certification in its specialty;

(b) Establish a definition of that specialty, subject to approval of the board; and

(c) Advise the board on professional affairs in which the committee is concerned.

(4) Engineering geology shall be one of the specialties requiring certification.

(5) The board may establish by rule criteria for exempting persons applying for a certification in a specialty from a written examination requirement. [1977 c.612 §8; 1981 c.295 §3; 2005 c.9 §2]

Chapter 672

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Design of air pollu­tion control equip­ment and wigwam waste burners as professional engineering, (1971) Vol 35, p 917

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 672—Professional Engineers; Land Surveyors; Photogrammetrists; Geologists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors672.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 672, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­672ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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