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Oregon Board of Geologist Examiners

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Examination-related rule amendments proposed

OSBGE invites public comment on proposed amendments to its examination-related and fee rules. The amendments are proposed to modernize procedures and update how fees are applied to applications for licensure examinations. Housekeeping changes are also included. Public comments are being accepted through Nov. 8, 2019. Click here for the Notice to Interested Parties for a summary of this rulemaking proposal. Click here for the Notice Filing for more details, including the rule text with proposed revisions highlighted. 

Joint Compliance Committee (JCC) Meeting

The committee is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thurs. Oct. 3, 2019. NOTE: The start time for this meeting has been changed from 1 PM to 11 AM. See the revised agenda and revised notice for details.

OSBGE 2019 legislation passes

SB43Enrolled.pdf (authority to develop continuing education program as part of geologist registration)
SB44Enrolled.pdf (authority to revise qualifications for Certified Engineering Geologist, miscellaneous administrative updates)
Senate Bills (SB) 43 and 44 were submitted by Governor Kate Brown on behalf of OSBGE for consideration during the 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature. Both bills have now been passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed by Governor Brown. The bills are effective 1/1/2020. Neither bill makes immediate changes to registration requirements. OSBGE will need to pursue rulemaking in 2020 in order to implement changes authorized by SB 43 and 44.  

Scam alert for OSBGE registrants

The attached flyer provides a proactive warning about a potential scam targeting geologists holding professional registrations.  Read for tips on how to recognize scams involving requests for registration-related payments or sensitive information. The Board will not ask for payments or sensitive information over the phone, by email, or by text. The Board encourages its registrants to contact the Board office if ever faced with a question about whether a phone call, e-mail, or other request is legitimately from the Board.

OSBGE requests registrant input on continuing education

While there is no formal comment period open at this time, registrants can always submit correspondence to the Board office and are welcome to attend upcoming Board meetings to express their view on CE. See also information about SB 43 above.




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