Act 53 of 2020 impacts professional licensure in Pennsylvania 

Posted 10 July 2020: Professionals that may have previously been denied licensure due to criminal history will now be permitted to have their application considered by the respective boards. Senate Bill 637 (PN 1815), signed by the Governor on July 1 as Act 53 of 2020, requires occupational licensure boards and commissions to apply one common set of rules when considering whether to deny, suspend, or revoke a license on the basis of a criminal conviction.

Pennsylvania NCWS applications now require PG certification
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water has revised and issued new Non-Community Water System Application (NCWSA) forms.  The revised NCWSA now consist of six modules for the purpose of documenting well construction and aquifer performance, treatment system specifications, cataloging treatment system chemicals, pumping equipment details, water storage configuration, and details on the drinking water distribution system.  Module 1, titled “Groundwater Source”, requires certification by a professional geologist licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Visit PADEP’s website to download the six modules and instructions for completing and submitting a NCWSA.

ASBOGĀ® Exam Dates

  • October 2, 2020 (Application deadline 6/15/20)
  • March 19, 2021 (Application deadline 11/15/20)
  • October 1, 2021 (Application deadline 6/15/21)

More information is available by visiting the ASBOGĀ® web site.

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