Continuing Education

ATTENTION!  At the most recent meeting, the Board voted to pre-approve all geologically related activities sponsored or provided by University Geological Science Departments.  You are no longer required to make application for approval of such activities!  Please use the acronym of the sponsoring University as the approval code.

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. 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 can 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