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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

18VAC145-30-60. Course requirements.

The education required pursuant to 18VAC145-30-40 A 1 must include the following:

1. For a bachelors degree in any similar biological, physical, natural science or environmental engineering curriculum to be approved by the board, it shall, at a minimum, contain the following:

a. Fifteen semester hours, or equivalent, in biological sciences including courses such as general biology, botany or zoology; general ecology; plant, animal, aquatic or wetlands ecology; invertebrate zoology; taxonomy; marine science; fisheries biology; plant physiology, plant taxonomy, plant pathology, plant morphology; relevant environmental sciences, and similar courses;

b. Fifteen semester hours, or equivalent, in physical sciences including courses in soils, chemistry, hydrology, physics, geology, sedimentology, oceanography, coastal processes, environmental engineering, and similar courses; and

c. Six semester hours, or equivalent, in quantitative sciences including courses in math, computer sciences, basic statistics, population dynamics, experimental statistics, and similar courses.

2. The applicant must have successfully completed a course of instruction, of a minimum of 32 hours, in state and federal wetland delineation methods that includes the proper identification of vegetation, soil and hydrology indicators and a field component.

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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