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PDFWAC 308-15-055

What are the minimum requirements to be eligible for an engineering geologist specialty license?

You are eligible for an engineering geologist license if you submit a complete application according to WAC 308-15-030, demonstrating:
(1) You hold a current Washington state geologist license; and
(2) You have demonstrated knowledge of the engineering geology of Washington state; and
(3) You have completed advanced study pertinent to engineering geology and acceptable to the board as follows:
(a) Eighteen semester/twenty-seven quarter hours of graded academic coursework; or
(b) Two hundred seventy hours of seminars or workshops; or
(c) Five hundred forty hours of on-the-job training under the supervision of state-licensed engineering geologists or others who, in the opinion of the board, are qualified to have responsible charge of engineering geologic projects; or
(d) A combination of (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection; and
(4) You have five years of professional engineering geology experience after completion of the advanced study requirements specified in subsection (3) of this section. At least three years of engineering geological experience must be obtained under the supervision of state-licensed engineering geologists or others who, in the opinion of the board, are qualified to have responsible charge of engineering geologic projects. The following may be considered qualifying engineering geologic experience:
(a) Engineering geological research or teaching at the university or college level, which, in the judgment of the board, is comparable to experience obtained in the practice of engineering geology; and
(b) Up to two years' credit for full-time graduate study in engineering geology or a curriculum containing equivalent academic content approved by the board; and
(5) You have passed the Washington state engineering geologist specialty examination or an examination acceptable to the board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050. WSR 05-01-174, ยง 308-15-055, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05.]
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