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BPELSG Curriculum Workshop Feb 19, 2016

The Board (BPELSG) intends to amend Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 3031 to define the minimum curriculum for a qualifying geological sciences degree and to clarify the educational and experience requirements for licensure as a Professional Geologist. The Board is asking for input from academia, licensed geologists, and members of the public and is hosting two workshops to provide a forum to communicate with interested parties. The workshop announcement and agenda is presented below. A copy of the workshop presentation will be posted on-line prior to the first workshop. The workshops will be held in Riverside on February 19, 2016 and Sacramento on February 26, 2016. Interested parties may also submit comments to the Board via email ( or U.S. Mail (Attn: Laurie Racca, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833). Comments are requested by March 31, 2016. After considering all input, the proposed amendments to Section 3031 would be presented at a future Board meeting with a request that the Board approve moving forward with rulemaking. Additional opportunities for public comment will be available during the formal rulemaking process.

Download a pdf of the announcement here.