State Soil Science Licensing and Legislation


The states of  Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin use the Fundamentals in Soil Science and/or the Professional Practice Soil Science exams for licensing.  If you are applying for licensing in one of these states, please note that registration deadlines may be different in these states.

For the following states, please contact the individual licensing board for licensing information:

Maine
Catherine Carroll
Board Clerk for Geologists and Soil Scientists
Department of Professional & Financial Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04330-0035
Phone:  207-624-8606
Fax:  207-624-8636
MAINE RELAY 711 (TTY)
Website:  http://www.maine.gov/professionallicensing
Email:  Catherine.M.Carroll@maine.gov

Minnesota
Allison Desmond
Board of Architecture, Engineering Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
85 East 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone:  651-757-1513
Fax:  651-297-5310
Main Phone Line:  651-296-2388
Website:  http://www.aelslagid.state.mn.us/
Email:  allison.desmond@state.mn.us

North Carolina
Steve Broome
North Carolina State University
Box 7619, 100 Derieux Street
Raleigh, NC 27695-7619
Phone:  919-515-2555
Website:  http://www.ncblss.org
Email:  sscswbe@ncsu.edu

North Dakota
Matt Retka
Board Contact for Registration ND for Professional Soil Classifier
3303 Fiechtner Drive
Fargo, ND  58103
Phone:  651-587-6854
Website:http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/soils/BRPSCND/brpscnd_home.html
Email:  mretka@wenck.com


South Carolina
Sherri F. Moorer, Program Assistant

Soil Classifiers Registration Program

Post Office Box 11419

Columbia, SC 29211
Telephone: (803) 896-4408

FAX: (803) 896-4427

Website:  http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Soil/index.asp?file=pub.htm

Email: sherri.moorer@llr.sc.gov

 

Tennessee
Jamye Carney
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN  37243
Phone:  615-532-6400
Website: http://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/soil-scientists

Email:  Jamye.L.Carney@tn.gov

Texas
Soil Scientists Licensing Only
Please register for the soils exams with CSSE at https://www.soils.org/certifications/exam-information
For questions on licensing please contact:
Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
PO Box 13225
Austin, TX 78711
Phone:  512-936-4400
Fax:  512-936-4409
Website:  http://tbpg.state.tx.us/licensing/pg-licensure/exam-information/

Virginia

Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400

Richmond, VA  23233

Licensing Section - (804) 367-8506

Board Office - (804) 367-8514

Website: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/SSWPG/

Email:  BPSSandWP@dpor.virginia.gov


Wisconsin
Registration deadline 60 days prior to exam.
Contact: Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Phone:  608-266-2112
Fax:  608-267-3816
Website:  Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 

 

State Soil Science Legislative Activity