Geologist-in-Training, Professional Geologist, and Professional Geophysicist Application and Examination Information

Notice for Geologist-in-Training (GIT) and Professional Geologist (PG) applicants applying for the Spring 2023 ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and/or Practice of Geology (PG) exams:  Beginning Spring 2023 exam cycle the ASBOG FG and PG exams will be administered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format.  Initial applicants were required to submit their application to the Board by the final filing date of October 31, 2022, as posted on the Exam Schedule.  Applicants who did not meet the October 31, 2022, final filing date will have their application returned to them and they will be asked to resubmit their application in BPELSG Connect (the Board’s electronic application system) after the launch of GIT and PG applications in Connect in early 2023.  

Applicants approved for the Spring 2023 ASBOG exam(s) will be notified by ASBOG via email the first week of February 2023 to sign up for their ASBOG exam(s) and pay their exam fees directly to ASBOG. 

Applicants previously approved to take the FG and/or PG exam(s) do not need to submit a Re-Exam Application to the Board or contact the Board in any way to retake the exam(s) that they were previously approved for.  Applicants will pay exam fees directly to ASBOG and sign up for the exam(s) through ASBOG upon notification from ASBOG via email the first week of February 2023.   ASBOG exam results will be released by ASBOG, not the Board.  

Professional Geologist (PG) applicants retaking the California Specific exam are still required to submit a Re-Examination form to the Board, by the final filing date posted on the Exam Schedule. Please check back, as additional information will be posted on the Board’s website as information becomes available.

Notice for Geologist-in-Training (GIT) and Professional Geologist (PG) applicants applying for the Fall 2023 exams:  The Board is no longer accepting paper applications for GIT and PG applications.  Applicants applying for the Fall 2023 exam cycle will submit their applications in BPELSG Connect (the Board’s electronic application system) after the launch of GIT and PG applications in Connect in early 2023.  Please check back, as additional information will be posted on the Board’s website as information becomes available.


General Application Information
All applicants are required to supply the Board with a full set of fingerprints upon submittal of an application for licensure/certification.  If the applicant has submitted fingerprints with a previous application to the Board, resubmittal with a subsequent application is not needed. Please visit the following page for, further information and instructions.


NOTE: Disclosure of your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number is mandatory. Your application will not be processed without it. Click on Information Collection, Access and Disclosure for more information.

Application Information and Forms

The Application Form is a fillable .PDF form. The latest version of the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader should be installed to complete the forms.

PLEASE NOTE: If you experience problems with any of these forms, you should upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Examination Information


Example Computer Based Testing (CBT) Questions


Examination Plans


Reference Lists


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