National Regulation

No regulation

Profession regulated by Law on the geological research (for the moment a relict Law from former Yugoslavia; new Law on the geological activity in course of preparation) and Mining Law (new version in procedure in Croatian Parliament).
No general national regulations for the exercise of the profession of geologist in Croatia.
Particular regulations:

– High schooling of geologists regulated by Law on Science and Higher Education.
– Certification exam necessary for practical explorations, regulated by Amending Ordinance on the Conditions and Professional Exam and Test for Independent Geological Exploration.
– Certification exam necessary for Museum positions, regulated by Ordinance on Acquiring Higher Positions in the Museum Profession.
– Advancement in scientific carrier regulated by Ordinance on Requirements for the Advancement in Scientific Profession.
– Advancement of university teachers regulated by previous item + additionally by Terms of Rector’s Conference.
– Basic exercise in geology possible through Law on employment stimulation.


Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (http://www.etek.org.cy) is the only licensed body responsible for the law and the regulations for the exercise of the profession of both geologist and mining engineer. Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers participates in different committees of ETEK such as:

– Committee for Admittance of New Members in the Applied Geology Category.
– Committee for Admittance of New Members in the Mining Engineering Category.
– Applied Geology Committee.
– Mining Engineering Committee.


No regulation

REGULATION
No national regulation for the exercise of the profession of geologist in France.

LAWS
Deontology Code to be adopted and signed by geologists joining SGF.


No regulation of the profession, except the requirement of having reached the universal degree.

No information available

REGULATION
National regulations for the exercise of the profession of geologist in Hungary

LAWS
In Hungary there are five acts, edicts and ministerial decrees regulating the activity of professional geologists, as experts in general, and related to mining, nuclear waste disposal and CO2 geological storage:
1. Ministerial Decree 40/2010, KHEM:
Regulates the activity of Experts in Geologists. It declares that the permission to act as an Expert in Geology is given by the Hungarian Bureau of Mining and Geology, and related to the following fields: geology, geophysics, mineral resources, geology of petroleum, geothermal energy, and mineral resource management.
2. Mining Act 48/1993:
Regulates the activity of Experts in Geology related to mineral exploration, mineral resource reporting and mining.
3. Edict 203/1998:
It is about the implementation of the Mining Act 48/1993.
4. Ministerial Decree 62/1997, IKIM:
Regulates the activity of Experts in Geology related to the underground storage of nuclear waste.
5. Edict 145/2012:
Regulates the role of geologist in the geological research related to CCS.


There is no regulation, validation/certification is voluntary for those wishing to hold Professional PGeo status.

National regulations for the exercise of the profession of geologist in Italy:
– Law No. 112, 3 February 1963
– D.P.R. No. 1403, 18 November 1965
– D.P.R. No. 981, 3 November 1982
– D.P.R. No. 137, 7 August 2012

REGULATION
No Regulation

LAWS
Accreditation (as EurGeol) is voluntary. However, the Geological Survey of the Netherlands made this a condition of employment for its medior to senior geoscientists.


REGULATION
No Regulation

LAWS
At the present time the geologist profession is contemplated in the Portuguese Professional Classification under the supervision of the National Statistics Institute with the serial code 2114.1.


REGULATION
National regulations for the exercise of the profession of geologist in Russia.

LAWS
Federal Law on Subsoil №2395-1 of 21.02.1992.


REGULATION
New Bill on Mining and Geology

LAWS
It was in the parliamental. Law on professional organisations – Ley 2/1974, 13 February;
2. Law on the creation of the Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (ICOG) – Ley 73/1978, 26 December
3. Ley 25/2009, 22 December, modification of various laws for the adaptation to the Law on free access to activities related to services and its execution (called “Ley Omnibus”). ry procedure, but when the new government was elected it was withdrawn.


No information available

No information available

REGULATION
National regulations

LAWS
1. Law on professional organisations – Ley 2/1974, 13 February;
2. Law on the creation of the Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (ICOG) – Ley 73/1978, 26 December
3. Ley 25/2009, 22 December, modification of various laws for the adaptation to the Law on free access to activities related to services and its execution (called “Ley Omnibus”).


No regulation

No regulation. CHGEOL recommends the promotion of the EurGeol title in Switzerland and use it as a uniform standard of professional certification.

REGULATION
No regulation

LAWS
Validation/certification is voluntary – EurGeol, CGeol and CSci.