PROMOTING THE PROFESSION OF GEOLOGY IN NEW YORK STATE

What is a professional geologist?

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The professional geologist license in New York State

New York State became the 32nd state to require that professional geologists be licensed to practice the profession in the state. Licensure assures the public that decisions regarding geological issues in New York will be made by qualified professionals. New York  agencies recognize the need to protect the public and ensure competency by requiring certain activities be performed by licensed professionals, including geologists. Given the geological issues in New York, there has never been a better time or stronger need to mandate the professional licensure of geologists to help protect New York's citizens, natural resources, and the environment.

For more information, see Licensure

License Statistics (as of January 29, 2019)

  • Total NYS-Licensed Professional Geologists: 1,200
  • Total NYS-Based NYS Professional Geologists: 684 (57%)
  • Total NYS-Licensed Professional Geologists from Bordering States (CT, NJ, MA, PA, and VT): 331 (27.6%)
  • Professional Geologists from 38 States and 3 Countries (CN, UK, and the North Marianas Islands)

For more information, see Statistics.

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News

2019-02-15: The USEPA released their Action Plan for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

2019-02-05: The New York State Assembly proposes an amend state law and establish the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act.  See our News page for a copy of the proposed bill and memorandum.

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