Physical Address

Board of Examiners of Geologists
Edificio Administración de Terrenos
Ave. Chardón #171 Piso 3
San Juan, PR 00918-0903

 

Postal Address

Department of State

Assistant Secretary of Examination Boards

Board of Examiners of Geologists

P.O. Box 9023271

San Juan, PR 00902-3271

 

Contact

Phone: 787-722-2122, Extension # 4308 or 4309

 

President

Maritza Barreto

 

Legal Basis

Law No. 163 of August 23, 1996, as amended.

 

Members

  • Elizabeth Rosa Mercado
  • Jesús Rodríguez Martínez
  • José J. Rivera Sanabria

 

Board Examination Dates

Requests for examination and re-examination are available by calling (toll free) 1-877-ENG-EXAM (1-877-364-3926) or by writing to:

Ms. Solange Bishop

Coordinator for Puerto Rico

Professional Credential Services

P.O. Box 198689

Nashville, Tennessee, 37219-8689

 

The applications are aIso available in http://pr.pcshq.com

All applicants interested in Reasonable Accommodation must apply using the forms established by regulation No. 6463 of May 22, 2002.

 

License Requirements

Requirements for Geologist-in-Training Certification
  • Being in good conduct and moral standing in the community.
  • Providing certifying evidence that the applicant has graduated from an accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the Board, with a concentration in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geology applied to engineering, environmental geology, or their subdivisions, with a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours or forty-five (45) semester credit hours in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geology applied to engineering, environmental geology, or their subdivisions.
  • Having passed the first part of the written examination (revalidation), known as Fundamentals of Geology.
  • Timely making any payments stipulated by the Board.
  • Providing Certification of Alimony payments within the Puerto Rico Department of Family Affairs in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 86 of August 17, 1994. (ASUME)
  • Providing an original copy of his or her recent Criminal Record. (This certificate expires within six months of being issued.)

 

Requirements for Graduate Geologist License
  • Having a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience under the supervision of a licensed geologist or a minimum of three (3) years of experience as the person in charge for geological work certified by a licensed geologist.
  • Having passed the second part of the bar examination known as Principles of Practice.
  • Providing Certification of Alimony payments within the Puerto Rico Department of Family Affairs in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 86 of August 17, 1994. (ASUME)
  • Providing an original copy of his or her recent Criminal Record. (This certificate expires within six months of being issued.)

 

Documents to accompany the Certification and License Application
  • Two (2) photos 2 x 2″ recently taken.
  • An Internal Revenue payment receipt (yellow copy) for the amount at the time stipulated by the Board.
  • Criminal record recently issued (six months or less).
  • Certification of Alimony payments within the Puerto Rico Department of Family Affairs (ASUME).
  • Professional References Form (three references).
  • Official Certification of Graduation from accredited university that conferred the degree, and official Credit Transcript.
  • One legal sized envelope with stamp and pre-addressed with your name and address.
  • If you have a license from another state or country include evidence of it.

 

Forms and Applications

Listed below are the different forms and applications used by the Board or Examiners of Geologists of Puerto Rico.

  • Regulation No. 6463 of May 22, 2002 for the Evaluation of Reasonable Accommodation (Download)
  • License Application (Download)
  • Administration for Child Support Application (ASUME).
  • Application for Criminal Record Certificate.