The Board is charged with the duty of safeguarding life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare. Therefore, the profession of geology is declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. The Board has the authority and responsibility to regulate licensed professional geologists that it has deemed qualified to practice as professional geology in the state. The Board also has the authority to regulate any individual that may have violated the Geologists Regulation Act.
The Board does not have the authority to impose penalties, sanctions or take action on matters that do not violate the laws of Nebraska, nor does it have the authority to proceed with matters that are not in the public interest. Civil, contractual, and employee/employer matters are to be settled through the proper channels as the Board does not have the authority to enforce these matters.
The Board must rely in large on reports from the public, the geological communities, and partner agencies to provide factual evidence to help regulate the practice. The Board takes all complaints of concerns seriously, but they must fall into the provisions of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Anyone may file a complaint alleging a violation of the Geologists Regulation Act or the Board’s Rules and Regulations. The complaint must be submitted on the Board provided Complaint Form. Please email the Board’s office with questions.