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    The mission of the Board of Geologist Examiners is to help assure the safety, health, and welfare of Oregonians with regard to the public practice of geology through:
    1. Licensing of those engaged in the public practice of geology;
    2. Response to complaints from the public and members of the profession;
    3. Public education directed at appropriate regulatory communities;
    4. Cooperation with closely related Boards and Commissions;
    5. Attention to ethics; and
    6. Systematic outreach to counties, cities, and registrants.
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Next Quarterly Meeting

OSBGE will next convene on Thursday, December​ 4, 2014 for a quarterly meeting. The December meeting will be held on the campus of Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR. More information will be posted closer to the meeting date.  

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     • Agen​da​​

​Application Forms


OSBGE Rulemaking Actions – Comments Requested

On Sept. 12, 2014, OSBGE adopted revisions to 809-050-0050 Required Application Information as a temporary rule, effective immediately and valid for 180 days, to update the rule regarding Board need for and use of social security numbers.  The Board now requests comments on its proposal to adopt permanent amendments to this rule. 


The Board also requests comments on its proposal to adopt permanent amendments to 809-001-0015 Public Records Requests and 809-040-0001 Date of Application and to repeal 809-050-0020 Roster.  



       · 809-050-0050

       · 809-001-0015

       · 809-040-0001

       · 809-050-0020​


Fees:  As part of this rulemaking, the Board is proposing some changes to the fees associated with Board response to public records requests.  See the OAR 809-001-0015 document above for details. 


Hearing/Comment Deadline:  A hearing on the proposed rule actions is set for Friday October 24, 2014, 10:30 AM, at the Association Center, 707 13th St. SE, Salem, OR 97301.  Contact the Board Office for more information.  Verbal or written comments may be provided at the hearing.  Written comments may also be provided through the close of business (i.e., 5 PM) on Friday October 24, 2014.  Comments can be sent in hard copy, by e-mail, or by fax. 


Supporting Documents:

       · Notice to Interested Parties

       · Notice filed with Secretary of State’s Office

       · Statement of Need/Fiscal Impact filed with Secretary of State’s Office

OSBGE ​has adopted four guidance document on May 30, 2014. Three are report guidelines, and one is a professional practices guide. The documents are available under the Publications tab in the left hand menu.