Nebraska Revised Statute 81-3529

Chapter 81


Certificate of licensure; seal; use; prohibited acts; enrollment card.

(1) The board shall issue to any applicant who, on the basis of education, experience, and examination, if required pursuant to section 81-3539, has met the requirements of the Geologists Regulation Act a certificate of licensure giving the licensed geologist proper authority to carry out the prerogatives of the act. The certificate of licensure shall carry the designation Licensed Professional Geologist. The certificate of licensure shall give the full name of the licensee and the license number and shall be signed by the chairperson of the board and the secretary of the board.

(2) The certificate shall be prima facie evidence that the person is entitled to all rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a professional geologist while the certificate of licensure remains unrevoked and unexpired.

(3)(a) Each licensee authorized to practice geology must obtain a seal. The design of the seal shall be determined by the board. The following information shall be on the seal: State of Nebraska; licensee's name; licensee's license number; and the words Licensed Professional Geologist.

(b) Whenever the seal is applied, the licensee's signature shall be across the seal. The board may adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for application of the seal.

(c) The seal and the date of its placement shall be on all technical submissions and calculations whenever presented to a client or any public or governmental agency. It shall be unlawful for a licensee to affix his or her seal or to permit his or her seal to be affixed to any document after the expiration of the certificate or for the purpose of aiding or abetting any other person to evade or attempt to evade the act.

(d) The seal and date shall be placed on all originals, copies, tracings, or other reproducible documents in such a manner that the seal, signature, and date will be reproduced. The application of the licensee's seal shall constitute certification that the work was done by the licensee or under the licensee's control. In the case of multiple sealings, the first or title page shall be sealed and dated by all involved. In addition, each sheet shall be sealed and dated by the licensee responsible for each sheet. In the case of an organization, each sheet shall be sealed and dated by the licensee involved. The geologist in responsible charge shall seal and date the title or first sheet.

(e) In the case of a temporary permit issued to a licensee of another state, the licensee shall use his or her state of licensure seal and shall affix his or her signature and temporary permit to all his or her work.

(4) The board shall issue to any applicant who, in the opinion of the board, has met the requirements of the act, an enrollment card as geologist-intern which indicates that his or her name has been recorded as such in the board office. The geologist-intern enrollment card does not authorize the holder to practice as a professional geologist.