License requirements and application information for new licensees (individuals).
Applications for individual geology license and all supplementary forms are available on this page. Applications are reviewed by the Board at its quarterly Board Meetings. Please refer to the calendar to determine when your application will be reviewed. Applications and supporting documentation must be received in the Board office at least two weeks prior to the Board meeting.
Requirements for License
Those seeking license to practice as a professional geologist or permission to sit for the ASBOG® Examination in North Carolina should complete the Application for Individual License and submit to the Board office with the $55 application fee and all required documentation, as noted below. Applicants must provide proof of the following in order to become eligible for license as a Professional Geologist in North Carolina:
Degree in geology or at least 30 semester hours of completed geoscience courses, 24 of which must be upper level or graduate courses. Education must be documented with official transcripts, in a sealed envelope from the academic institution(s). Official electronic transcripts will also be accepted direct from the institution.
Five years of experience
a. Professional experience must be under the supervision of a licensed geologist or otherwise demonstrate responsible charge of geological work satisfactory to the Board. Professional experience must be documented by employers on the Board’s Employment Verification Form.
b. Undergraduate study may qualify for up to two years of experience.
c. Graduate study may qualify for an additional two years of experience.
Five references from licensed geologists or engineers; at least two references must be obtained from licensed geologists familiar with your work. You are encouraged, but not required, to list your most recent supervisor(s) as references. Do not list relatives or persons working under your supervision. Use the Board’s Professional Reference Form.
Must pass both parts of ASBOG examination (or comparable exam if applying by comity).
Must present official transcript(s) indicating a degree in geology or at least 30 semester hours of completed geoscience courses, 24 of which must be upper level or graduate courses. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Board office from the academic institution(s), or must be in sealed envelope from the institution. Official electronic transcripts will also be accepted direct from the institution.
You are not required to submit employment verifications or references if only applying for the FG.
Those who pass the FG are awarded a Geologist in Training (GIT) Certificate.
Part II/Practice of Geology (PG)
Must fulfill requirements 1 through 3 for Individual License, as listed above, and provide all supporting documentation.
Individuals will not be permitted to take Part II before taking Part I of the ASBOG examination. Both parts can be taken together.
If you have already applied for Part I of the exam, you need not resubmit the application fee or transcripts when applying for Part II. You should submit an updated and notarized application.
Those who pass both parts of the ASBOG Examination are licensed without further review.