Vol. 31 Iss. 7 - December 01, 2014

Chapter 40
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 18VAC145-40. Regulations for the Geology Certification Program (amending 18VAC145-40-20).

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 1, 2015.

Agency Contact: Kathleen R. Nosbisch, Executive Director, Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-8514, FAX (866) 465-6206, or email


The amendments increase the application, renewal, and reinstatement fees for professional geologists and align the fees with those of professional soil scientists and wetland professionals.

Summary of Public Comments and Agency's Response: No public comments were received by the promulgating agency.

18VAC145-40-20. Fees.

All fees for application, examination, renewal, and reinstatement shall be established by the board pursuant to § 54.1-201 of the Code of Virginia. All fees are nonrefundable and shall not be prorated.

1. The application fee for certification shall be $40 $90.

2. The fee for renewal of certification shall be $35 $70.

3. The application fee for the Geologist-in-Training (GIT) designation shall be $20.

4. The fee for examination or reexamination is subject to contracted charges to the department by an outside vendor. These contracts are competitively negotiated and bargained for in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 2.2-4300 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). Fees may be adjusted and charged to the candidate in accordance with this contract.

5. The penalty fee for late renewal shall be $25 in addition to the renewal fee.

6. The reinstatement fee shall be $40 $90.

NOTICE: The following forms used in administering the regulation were filed by the agency. The forms are not being published; however, online users of this issue of the Virginia Register of Regulations may click on the name of a form with a hyperlink to access it. The forms are also available from the agency contact or may be viewed at the Office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

FORMS (18VAC145-40)

Certification Application, 28CERT (rev. 6/00).

Geologist-in-Training Designation Application (rev. 10/12).

Experience Log, 28EXP (rev. 1/05).

Geologists Certification and Reinstatement Application, A439-28CERT-v6 (rev. 1/15)

Geologist-in-Training Designation Application, A439-28GIT-v1 (rev. 1/13)

Geological Work Experience Log, A439-28EXP-v5 (rev. 1/13)

Information Sheet, A439-28INFO-v5 (rev. 1/15)

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3180; Filed November 6, 2014, 4:27 p.m.