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Ethics Webinar: Your P.G. License and Tips to Keep it

  • 01 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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New York State Council of Professional Geologists presents:

Your P.G. License and Tips to Keep

Presented by: Jean M. Patota, P.G.

NYSCPG is pleased to host Jean M. Patota, P.G. for this repeated presentation from the First Annual Geology Days Conference in October. This online course will provide the opportunity to earn the required one Professional Development Hour (PDH) of ethics for the Design Professional continuing education in New York State. Individuals who earned credit for attending this course previously at Geology Days 2022 are ineligible to receive further credit for the same triennial registration period. A Design Professional (geologist, engineer, etc.) can take additional ethics courses to meet the continuing education requirements.


Are you working on obtaining your license in NY? Do you already hold your license? Congratulations! Now what? This presentation provides a brief overview of the licensure process focusing on geologic work experience, followed by ethical practice topics. Subjects will include summarizing the permissible forms of practice and authorization in NYS, the Rules of Professional Conduct outlining prohibitions and your professional responsibilities to the public, and a brief introduction to the Office of Professional Discipline (spoiler alert - practice ethically so you never meet them). Time will be allotted for an open discussion of fictitious ethical scenarios that will assist licensees to recognize and consider the regulations within the context of practicing geology and conducting business in NYS.

Speaker Bio

Jean M. Patota, P.G., NYSCPG member since 1995, has been a practicing geologist for more than 40 years, working on a range of projects that includes investigating and remediating chemical spills, evaluating water supplies, mitigating geologic impacts, preparing expert opinions, and providing geotechnical support to engineers. Jean has assisted clients with regulatory compliance at industrial and commercial properties, landfills, and hazardous materials sites and has evaluated hydrogeologic impacts for environmental reviews. She is an experienced business owner and understands practical issues in the profession. Jean is a licensed Professional Geologist in NY, NH, and WY and maintains active memberships in professional organizations from the national to local level.


$30 for NYSCPG Members

$75 for Non-Members

Attendees will be receiving an individual Webinar link prior to the event.


Please contact us at 518-579-6580 or with any questions.

NYSCPG is the principal organization of professional geologists responsible for the advancement of the competent and ethical practice of geology in New York State.
If you are a geologist working or studying in New York State, we invite you to join the NYSCPG. We also welcome and appreciate academic and corporate sponsorship. Keep current, keep connected! 

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