The New York State Council of Professional Geologists (NYSCPG) was pleased to have hosted the first annual Geology Days conference from October 17-19, 2022 in Saratoga, New York. Well over 200 people attended the event. It was nice to see many old friends and to be able to meet some new ones as well. Even though there was a heavy rain on Monday evening, people enjoyed the haunted trolley ghost tour event.
The event was established to allow professional geologists, engineers, and sponsors to interact and network, while providing continuing education credit to New York State Design Professionals.
If attendees participated in all of the sessions, including the Key note presentation by Daniel Lang of the NYS Department of Health, they earned 14.5 professional development hours (PDH). New York State will require professional geologists to have received PDH credits upon renewals stating January 1, 2023. More information about the about of credits you will need for your next renewal period can be found at our website https://www.nyscpg.com/Continuing-Education. After January 1, 2025, you will need 36 hours of PDHs per three-year renewal period including 1 PDH of ethics training. Future Geology Days conferences will strive to provide at least one ethics course to satisfy the requirement. NYSCPG is already planning the second annual event! We are looking at a couple of other venues due to projected attendance for next year. Look for an announcement in the coming weeks for the date and venue.