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Please explore our organizations web site and support our mission to give New York State Licensed Geologists.
Licensure assures the public that decisions regarding geologic issues in New York State will be made by qualified professionals; however, currently there is no legal criteria to regulate whether a person is qualified to practice geology. Further, there is no legal mechanism to sanction those who place the general public at risk.
New York State has fallen behind thirty-one other states that recognize the important role of geologists by requiring a license to enforce the practice. In several documents, New York State agencies recognize the need to protect the public and ensure competency by requiring that certain activities be performed by licensed professionals, including referencing geologists. Given the geologic 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 State’s citizens, natural resources, and the environment.
New York State has fallen behind thirty-one other states that recognize the important role of geologists by requiring a license to enforce the practice.
Why Geologists Should Be Licensed in New York State
- Public health and welfare:
Geologists routinely make decisions and offer opinions that directly affect public health and welfare.
- Legal responsibility:
Professional licensure provides a positive legal responsibility and accountability to the public in matters that involve geology.
- Qualification assurance:
Licensure assures that highly qualified geologists are available to work in the state. It is an acknowledgment by the State of New York that, in the public interest, decisions regarding geologic issues be made by an appropriately qualified professional.
Please support our legislative efforts by becoming a member of the NYSCPG. With your membership New York State can have a comprehensive, safe, and legal blanket that will protect the geological and human affects of ground projects.