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"Soil science" means a science that involves the study of soils between the surface of the earth and bedrock, including the study of natural or human processes or forces that occur in soils, and the investigation and collection of data concerning soils, including data regarding the interaction of soils with other gases, solids or fluids or living organisms.

The practice of professional soil science means the performance or offer to perform any service or work related to soil science in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, environment or property is concerned or involved. "Practice of professional soil science" includes the collection of soil data, consultation, investigation, evaluation, interpretation, planning or inspection relating to a service or work that applies to soil science.

No person may engage or offer to engage in the practice of professional soil science, designate himself or herself as a professional soil scientist, use or assume the title "professional soil scientist" or any other title, letters, or designation which represents or may tend to represent the person as a professional soil scientist unless the person is licensed by the professional soil scientist section under Chapter 470 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

revised 4/13

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Examing Board of Geologists, Hydrologists & Soil Scientists
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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