Continuing Education

As of June 1, 2017, the NC Board for Licensing of Geologists has a continuing education (CE) requirement. Licensees must obtain 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) of geologic education each license year in order to renew their license*. Licensees may earn up to 12 additional PDH to be carried over into the next license year. 

CE Activities must either be approved individually by this Board or be sponsored by one of the entities on the List of Pre-Approved Providers. All CE must be technical in nature and focused on geology, in adherence with the Guidelines for Continuing Education established by this Board. 

You can search for pre-approved CE providers and individually approved courses in the Approved CE Database.  Any CE that is not yet approved should be submitted for review up to 90 days before or 180 days after an event occurs.

*New licensees by way of examination are exempt from the CE requirement for their first license renewal. New licensees by comity are required to report 12 PDHs with their first renewal.

Applications for CE Approval should be sent to barbara.geiger@ncblg.org.