Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Professional Geologist Licensing Act. Provides for the enrollment of Geologist Interns with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Sets forth provisions concerning the qualifications for enrollment as a Geologist Intern, including educational requirements and an examination. Replaces references to "professional geologist" and "licensed professional geologist" with "Licensed Professional Geologist". Defines "enrollment" and "Geologist Intern". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Removes all references in the amendatory language concerning the enrollment of Geologist Interns. Provides that the Department may establish by rule an intern process to, in part, allow (1) a graduate who has earned a degree in geology from an accredited college or university in accordance with this Act or (2) a student in a degree program at an accredited college or university who has completed the necessary course requirements to request to take one or both parts of the examination required by the Department. Provides that the Department may set by rule the criteria for the process, including, but not limited to, the educational requirements, exam requirements, experience requirements, remediation requirements, and any fees or applications required for the process. Provides that the Department may also set by rule provisions concerning disciplinary guidelines and the use of the title "intern" or "trainee" by a graduate or student who has passed the required examination. Provides that if an applicant does not pass the examination within 6 years after filing his or her application, then his or her application shall be denied. In a provision concerning previous qualification in other jurisdiction, provides that an applicant has 3 years from the date of application to complete the application process. Also makes technical changes.