Stay Connected With Us


General Information-

The ASBOG examinations are held administered twice a year, generally the third Friday in March and the first Friday in October (schedule). To apply for approval to sit for the FG and/or PG examination(s), you must submit your application and all required documentation by the application deadline defined by your State Licensing Board.

An application for approval to take the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination is designed for applicants who want to take the FG examination before acquiring the professional geologic work experience required for licensure.  It is recommended that you take the FG examination during your final semester in college (assessment examination) or shortly after graduating from college.

An application for approval to take the Practice of Geology (PG) examination is designed for applicants who have taken and passed the FG examination and have the required work experience required for licensure.  The requirements for each Member State are slightly different, so we recommend that you visit your State Board's licensure web site for more information.  Links to the Member States are provided on the ASBOG home page under Member Resources (Member Map).

For information on the examination content, see the candidate handbook and examination blueprint.

Application Process for taking the ASBOG Examination(s)-

Note: ASBOG does not communicate directly with candidates.

The protocol is as follows:

  1. Candidate completes application form (provided by the State Board) and submits this form along with application fee to their respective Boards.
  2. The Board then approves or denies the Candidate to sit for one or both of the examinations.
  3. Once approved, the Board will upload preregistration information for all approved candidates to the Prometric Registration Portal.
  4. All candidates uploaded to the Prometric Registration Portal will receive an email from (Prometric/Iso-Quality Testing (IQT)) approximately 45 days in advance of the scheduled exam, providing instruction on how to complete registration, pay for the examinations and seat fee, and select a testing location.

Last Updated: May 10, 2024