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Applicants for examination in Georgia now take the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) national examination for registration in Georgia. The Board believes that, since the ASBOG examination is widely accepted as satisfying the examination requirement in other states, using the ASBOG examination in Georgia will facilitate reciprocity for Georgia registered geologists. 
Applicants for the ASBOG examination must meet the education and work experience requirements as described in O.C.G.A. 43-19-12 and Chapter 265-4-.02  of the Rules of the Board in order to qualify to take the examination. Please refer to the Law and Rules at this website for details concerning the education and work experience requirements.
Applications are available at this website or by calling the Board office at 478/207-2440. 

The examinations are given twice a year in March and October. 

The deadline dates are available on our website along with the exam dates. 

The grades are mailed to the candidates approximately 8–10 weeks after the date of the examination. 

According to O.C.G.A. 43-19-14, an applicant for a Georgia license by reciprocity who is registered to engage in the practice of geology on the basis of comparable licensing requirements issued to him/her by proper authority of a state, territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and who, in the opinion of the Board otherwise meets the requirements of the Act based on verified evidence may, upon application, be registered without further examination.
Also, please refer to O.C.G.A. 43-19-25(c)(2) and Chapter 265-5-.01  of the Rules of the Board concerning the practice of geology in Georgia. 

Your license will expire on December 31 of each odd-numbered year. The electronic renewal application can be completed online once you receive the email notification. You can access the online renewal application here .  You may also directly update changes to your address information anytime at the same site. Please note that failure to receive notification does not relieve the licensee of the responsibility for timely renewal. 

You may apply for reinstatement of your expired license by completing the reinstatement application available from the Board office and submitting it to the Board along with the appropriate fee. Any person who applies for reinstatement more than two years following expiration of the registration may be required by the Board to take and pass the geology examination as a condition for reinstatement.
Applications for reinstatement and for re-examination are available here . 

No, the law and rules do not require continuing education at this time. 


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