Sec. 1. To qualify for licensure, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Successful completion of at least thirty (30) semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours of course work in geology, culminating in a baccalaureate or advanced degree in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geological engineering, or geotechnical engineering from an accredited college or university. At the discretion of the board, courses dealing with applied geological science that are given under the auspices of an academic department other than geology may be considered toward the fulfillment of this requirement.

(2) Experience in professional geological work consisting of one (1) of the following:

(A) Five (5) years of teaching geology as a faculty member at the college or university level.

(B) Five (5) years of geological research by an applicant at the college or university level.

(C) Five (5) years of geological work performed under the supervision of, or in collaboration with, a licensed professional geologist.

(D) Seven (7) years of geological work that is acceptable to the board.

(3) A passing score on an examination required by the board that has been designed to demonstrate that the applicant has the necessary knowledge and skill to exercise the responsibilities of the public practice of geology.

As added by P.L.161-1996, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.17-1999, SEC.16.