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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 145. Board For Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, And Geologists
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing Certified Professional Wetland Delineators
6/13/2021

18VAC145-30-50. Qualifying experience in wetland delineation.

An applicant shall demonstrate experience in one of the following areas:

1. For those individuals applying pursuant to the provisions of 18VAC145-30-40 A 1 or A 2, the experience in wetland delineation must be as a wetland professional and include the preparation of no less than 10 delineations, which must be no more than 10 years old at the time of receipt by the board office, delineating wetlands in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations that include the proper identification of vegetation, soil and hydrology indicators. At least six of the 10 delineations must be for nontidal wetlands;

2. For those individuals applying pursuant to the provisions of 18VAC145-30-40 A 1 or A 2, the experience in wetland delineation must be as a wetland professional and include the inspection, review or confirmation of no less than 30 delineations as an employee of a federal, state or local governmental body that is authorized to review or approve such delineations, which must be no more than 10 years old at the time of receipt by the board office, delineating wetlands in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations that include the proper identification of vegetation, soil and hydrology indicators. Such experience must include the performance of field verifications of a portion of those wetland delineations that were inspected, reviewed or confirmed. At least six of the 30 delineations must be for nontidal wetlands; or

3. For those individuals applying pursuant to the provisions of 18VAC145-30-40 A 3, the experience as a wetland science researcher must include the preparation of a minimum of three field studies focused on wetland delineation practice and issues, which includes the proper identification of vegetation, soil and hydrology indicators, and the experience as a teacher of wetlands curriculum must have been acquired in an accredited institution of higher education as a field or laboratory instructor of quarter or semester length classes for a minimum of six semester hours, or equivalent, within the past 10 years prior to the receipt of the application by the board office, and the curriculum must have included the proper identification of vegetation, soil and hydrology indicators.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-2203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 20, eff. July 14, 2004.

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