More information about the Georgia Board of Geology
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 to qualify to take the examination.
Please refer to the Law and Rules for details concerning the education and work experience requirements. [LINK]
Application procedures are outlined within our How-To Guides. [LINK]
Following is a facsimile of the stamp/seal design approved by the Georgia State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. See code section 43-19-19 of the O.C.G.A. and rule 265-5-.02 of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia for more information. Take this facsimile to any office supply location for referencing.
The seal authorized by the Board for registrants may be of the crimp type and/or rubber stamp facsimile or may be computer generated. The seal design is to be circular in form, the diameter of the outer circle being 1.5 inches, and the diameter of the inner circle being 1 inch.
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.