ASBOG Examination Schedule
- March 1, 2013 (deadline to order January 11, 2013)
- October 4, 2013
The ASBOG examinations begin with
Part I at 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Part II is given beginning at 1 p.m until
5 p.m. You should allow 30 minutes prior to the examination to check in
with the exam proctor.
About the ASBOG Examination
The examinations are the result
of careful preparation and validation by a committee of professional geologists
from throughout the nation. These geologists supply the expertise to develop
fair and impartial examinations for measuring minimum competency in the
profession. Examinations are given in the spring and fall of each year.
The examinations are divided into two parts;
Each exam is four hours in length and
is compossed of multiple choice questions.
Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and
Practice of Geology (PG).
The FG examination emphasizes knowledge and skills that are typically
acquired in an academic setting leading to a baccalaureate degree.
The PG emphasizes skills and knowledge acquired in a practice of job setting.
ASBOG does not endorse any examination preparation course, study guide
or publication. The candidate handbook on the ASBOG website (www.asbog.org)
is designed to help prepare for the ASBOG examination.
Taking the Examination
Following are the steps you must take to sit for the ASBOG examination in North Carolina.
1. Prior to ordering the examination using the Examination Order Form, each application must be approved by the Board. Individuals wishing to take the ASBOG exam must file the Individual Application Form with the Board, pay the $55 application fee and have employer verification, references and transcripts sent to the Board. These documents can be found on the Home Page of this site. Applications must be received at least 75 days prior to the examination date to ensure that the application can be approved prior to the deadline to order the exam.
2. Once approved to sit for the examination, you will be notified in writing. It will be necessary for you to submit the examination order form along with the appropriate fees prior to the deadline date to order the examination. If the Board meeting date is close to the deadline to order the exam, you may wish to submit the examination order form and payment using a separate check. The order form will not be processed until the Board has approved the application. If the application is not approved, the order form and check will be returned to the applicant. The application fee is non-refundable.
3. Seating passes are sent to exam candidates approximately three weeks prior to the examination date.
Geologist Licensing Examination Order Form by clicking here
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