Board meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 1:00 p.m., 9643 Brookline Avenue, Conference Room, Baton Rouge, LA. Call 225-505-3766 to confirm.
Please note the change in date:
The next regular board meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in the conference room at 9643 Brookline Avenue at 1:00 pm. An optional Zoom connection to join this meeting will also be available:
Topic: Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
Time: May 13, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 883 9484 1417
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Louisiana Penalties and Sanctions for Complaints and Audit Failures: 60-Day Notice
At the regular board meeting on November 10, 2020, the board adopted Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for complaint review and enforcement of rules and licensing requirements. That document is available on the website here and references a set of penalties and sanctions for non-compliance. The penalties and sanctions matrix under consideration for adoption by the board is available here for your review and comment for 60 days. If the board receives no objections, this document will be adopted and used by the board to assess penalties and sanctions. For more information, contact the board administrative office at 225-505-3766 or apply@LBOPG.org.
Louisiana State Employees Exam Waiver Program
Because many state employees who work in geoscience areas are required to be licensed and because some confusion about this requirement existed when the board initially began its grandfathering period, the board has voted to open a window of opportunity for those geoscientists employed by the State of Louisiana to apply for their Louisiana Professional Geoscientist license without taking the ASBOG exams. The period for this waiver is from January 15, 2021, through December 31, 2021. For more information, visit this page or contact the board administrative office at 225-505-3766 or apply@LBOPG.org. The form that is required to be accompanied with the application can be found here.
Seal Use Guidance
A guidance document, with examples, for seal use is now available here. Please contact the board with questions and/or comments.
Online Ethics Presentation for Continuing Education Credit
Because many of our licensees have reported problems in fulfilling the one-hour ethics requirement, the board has agreed to post a presentation
on the website that will meet that requirement. The link to access the presentation is here.
Protecting Our Natural Resources
Our mission is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare and to guard the state's natural resources with regard to environmental and civil projects where a geoscientific review and evaluation is required in the making of recommendations of any geoscientific components of said projects.
Honoring Our Nation's Military Personnel
The board unanimously agrees with 2018 Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 83, which urges professional boards such as LBOPG to assist military-trained
personnel and their families through the application and licensing process in an expeditious manner. The entire resolution can be read here. Board members and staff of the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
look forward to working with military personnel and their families to expedite the licensing process to the best of our ability within the
law. If you are in the military or are a member of a military family and need assistance to complete the application for a professional geoscientist
license in Louisiana, please contact us.
Complaints about the actions or procedures of this board can be submitted to the board at the address above; the House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs, email@example.com, 225-342-6945, P.O. Box 94062, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; and/or the Senate Committee on Senate and Governmental Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 225-342-9845, P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.