Corporate License Application

Corporations and LLCs offering geological Services in North Carolina must be licensed, in accordance with the North Carolina Professional Corporation Act (NCGS § 55B). 

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  • Must designate a North Carolina Licensed Geologist in charge 
     
  • For firms offering only geological services: NC Licensed Geologist (LG) must be an Officer & Director.
     
  • For firms offering multiple professional services: Each professional service offered must be represented by an officer or director. NC licensed geologist must hold one or both positions. 
     
  • 2/3 of the shares must be held by licensed professionals (professional geologists, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, architects or soil scientists in any state with comparable requirements) 
    • Domestic Corporations (In-State) – NC LG must be a shareholder
    • Foreign Corporations (Out-of-State) – NC LG is not required to be a shareholder

All firms should include with their Corporate Application a copy of the form that they plan to file with the Secretary of State. Examples include Articles of Organization and Articles of Amendment. The firm will file the NC SOS documents with the Secretary of State’s Office, along with the Certification issued by NCBLG, after the Corporate Application has been approved by this Board.

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  • Must designate a North Carolina Licensed Geologist in charge 
     
  • For firms offering only geological services: NC Licensed Geologist (LG) must be a Member and Manager.
     
  • For firms offering multiple professional services: Each professional service offered must be represented by a member or manager. NC licensed geologist must hold one or both positions. 
     
  • 2/3 of the interest must be held by licensed professionals (professional geologists, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, architects or soil scientists in any state with comparable requirements) 
    • Domestic LLCs (In-State) – NC LG must be an interest holder
    • Foreign LLCs (Out-of-State) – NC LG is not required to be a interest holder

All firms should include with their Corporate Application a copy of the form that they plan to file with the Secretary of State. Examples include Articles of Organization and Articles of Amendment. The firm will file the NC SOS documents with the Secretary of State’s Office, along with the Certification issued by NCBLG, after the Corporate Application has been approved by this Board.

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  • Pre-6/5/1969 Corporations/PLLCs
    Corporations and limited liability companies formed before June 5, 1969 are grandfathered by the Professional Corporations Act, NCGS 55B. Must have NC geologist in charge and provide documentation of incorporation date.
     
  • Pre-9/1/1991 Corporations/PLLCs
    Corporations and limited liability companies formed before September 1, 1991 are grandfathered by the rules of the Board. Must have NC licensed geologist. Must show proof of offering geological services prior to 1991.

Corporate Application Submissions

Applications must be accompanied by the $55 application fee, in the form of a check or money order, made out to NCBLG. Completed applications should be sent to:

NCBLG 
PO Box 41225 
Raleigh, NC 27629-1225 

Overnight deliveries should be sent to the Board’s street address: 
NCBLG 
3733 Benson Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

The Board will accept supplementary documentation at via email at: 
barbara.geiger@ncblg.org