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Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements and the ASBOG National Geology License Examinations

The purpose of professional licensing is to ensure a minimum level of competency for practitioners in a given field in order to protect the public. Having a license to practice geology is a requirement in the majority of United States, Canada and several other countries. In contrast to other professions, a disconnect has developed between applied geologists and academia. Professional licensing requirements are a fact of life for applied geologists.

Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers

This course provides insight into the professional and technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in state government agencies. Speakers explore the skills that are developed during students’ undergraduate and graduate academic training, discuss the types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in state agencies, and provide tips for improving and expanding writing skills.

Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Our speakers are:

  • Steve Holbrook, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech |  pdf download icon Slides  |  YouTube download icon Video
  • David Spears, State Geologist of Virginia, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy |  pdf download icon Slides  |  YouTube download icon Video

CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher and then submit your application for CEUs. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. To view the full list of on-demand GOLI courses, please browse the GOLI course catalog.

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Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Careers, Part I

Understanding Professional Geologist License Requirements: California 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CEU Credits

To earn CEU credits, please complete the associated on-demand GOLI course that was developed from this webinar with a grade of 70% or higher and then submit your application for CEUs. CEUs are awarded from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. To view the full list of on-demand GOLI courses, please browse the GOLI course catalog.

Webinar Materials

Presenter

Laurie Racca, PG 6980, Senior Registrar, Geology and Geophysics, California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
Laurie Racca is a licensed Professional Geologist with 25+ years of experience specializing in complex environmental site investigations and leading multidisciplinary teams. Her experience includes working in private environmental and geotechnical consulting, providing regulatory agency oversight large military and civilian environmental cleanups for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and investigating fraud, waste and abuse as part of the Office of Enforcement at the California State Water Resources Control Board. She was appointed as the Senior Registrar for Geologists and Geophysicists by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (BPELSG) in June 2015. She also volunteers as the Examination Committee Chair for the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®).

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Geology Licensure in California: Understanding Professional Geologist License Requirements

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