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49 Pa. Code § 37.37. References for licensure as a professional geologist.

§ 37.37. References for licensure as a professional geologist.

 (a)  A candidate for licensure as a professional geologist shall provide as references the names and addresses of at least five persons who can attest to the candidate’s good moral character and who either directly supervised the candidate or can otherwise verify the candidate’s experience. At least three of the references shall be professional geologists licensed in the United States who are unrelated to the candidate. The remaining references may be professional engineers, professional land surveyors or unlicensed geologists who, through education and experience, possess an equivalent level of expertise as that of a professional geologist. A reference who is an unlicensed geologist is required to submit a curriculum vitae.

 (b)  If, in the opinion of the Board, the references reflect adversely on the candidate’s character or qualifications, the Board may withhold processing the candidate’s application until an investigation into the candidate’s character or qualifications, or both, is completed. The candidate will be notified in writing of any investigation that is being conducted. Based upon the results of the investigation, the Board may require the candidate to submit additional references.


   The provisions of this §  37.37 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).


   The provisions of this §  37.37 adopted October 25, 1996, effective October 26, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 5106; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (221137) to (221138).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.20 (relating to licensure by endorsement).

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