The Tennessee Professional Geologists Licensing Program does not have the authority to award monetary damages, refund money, or force the respondent to complete the project. The Board may assess discipline such as letters of warning/caution, citations, civil penalties, consent orders and in some cases, they may revoke or suspend the license through an adversarial formal hearing process with an Administrative Judge, pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
Anyone seeking to recover monetary remedies for injuries should consult a private attorney, as the Board has no jurisdiction over these matters. Further, the Commission cannot hold the issuance of a license renewal until the respondent is given due process through the Uniform Administrative Procedures by a formal hearing.
Civil penalties or fines with an order to “cease and desist” may be issued for unlicensed activity.