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COVID-19 public health emergency

In response to guidance from public health officials, the Board is not providing in-person services at this time at its office except by prior appointment. This is in accordance with guidelines for protecting public health and also due to potential workforce limitations tied to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Some Board services can be completed online, and most can be completed via email or phone, thereby eliminating the need for most in-person visits. Please contact Board staff at or 503-566-2837 if you need assistance. 
You can access current information about the COVID-19 emergency and sign up for email updates about COVID-19 at the Oregon Health Authority website.  Information on assistance available for Oregon small businesses impacted by the emergency can be found at the Business Oregon website.

Board CEG Work Experience Committee to Meet

This ad hoc committee of the Board will meet virtually on October 21, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  See the meeting agenda and meeting notice for details, including how the public can virtually attend this committee meeting. 

Joint Compliance Committee to Meet

This committee, a collaborative effort with the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS), will meet virtually on October 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. See the meeting agenda and meeting notice for details, including how the public can virtually attend this committee meeting.

Board proposes to replace temporary rules with permanent rules related to exam administration

At its May 29, 2020 quarterly meeting, the Board adopted temporary rule amendments to four of its rules addressing exam administration in order to address issues associated with exam postponements or cancellations. The temporary rules apply to examination administrations scheduled for 2020, and the rules are in effect through November 27, 2020. The temporary administrative order contains the amended rule language and the justification and need for the temporary rulemaking action. At its Sept. 28, 2020 quarterly meeting, the Board decided to pursue permanent rulemaking to ensure it would have the necessary flexibility to deal with future emergency situations impacting exam administration. The temporary rules adopted previously and the amendments now proposed for permanent adoption are very similar but not identical. The Board seeks public comment on the proposed permanent rules, with comments accepted through Nov. 9. 2020.  See the notice of proposed rulemaking to review the rule language or for details on how to provide comment.  

Board 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 the Board 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 Board 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.


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on campus @ 2601 SW Orchard Ave
Corvallis, OR
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707 13th St SE
Salem, OR


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