The applicant for certification as a geologist-in-training shall demonstrate the following as evidence that he or she is qualified:
(1) Successful completion of a minimum of 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, or geological or geotechnical engineering from an accredited college or university. At the discretion of the board, courses dealing with applied geological science given under the auspices of an academic department other than geology may be considered toward fulfillment of this requirement.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 322A.045

  • Board: means the Kentucky Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. See Kentucky Statutes 322A.010
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Geology: means the science which treats the earth as a whole. See Kentucky Statutes 322A.010
  • Year: means calendar year. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(2) A passing score on the board’s examination in the fundamentals of geology. The board may allow students enrolled in the final year of an approved undergraduate program to take this examination. Upon passing the examination, the applicant may apply to the board to be enrolled and receive a certificate as a geologist-in-training.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Created 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 159, sec. 4, effective June 20, 2005.