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Geology Laws and Regulations

NYSCPG recommends all people interested in becoming professional geologists to understand the laws and regulations that govern the licensed individual and companies.

Education LawArticle 145

The Education law defines the profession of geology and its place within the other Design Professions of Engineering and Land Surveying.  Section 7211 of the Education Law applies to the continuing education requirements.

Rules of the Board of RegentsPart 29

Part 29 of the rules deals with Unprofessional Conduct in which Section 29.1 deals with General Provisions and Section 29.3 deals specifically with the Design Professions.

Commissioner’s Regulations

The following sections provide the basis for the governing regulations for licensure of geologists and other Design Professionals.

Part 52.46 - Professional Geologist

Part 68 - Engineering Land Surveying, and Geology. Sections 68.14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education applies to the continuing education requirements.

NYSCPG is the principal organization of professional geologists responsible for the advancement of the competent and ethical practice of geology in New York State.
If you are a geologist working or studying in New York State, we invite you to join the NYSCPG. We also welcome and appreciate academic and corporate sponsorship. Keep current, keep connected! 

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