A Geologist is a person engaged in the practice of geology. Practice
of Geology means the performance of geological work or service for the
public, including, but not limited to, consultation, investigation,
surveys, evaluation, planing, mapping or inspection of geological work,
wherein the performance is related to the public welfare or the safeguarding
of life, health, property and the environment.
How to apply
- Application fee of $25.00
- License fee of $170.00
- Criminal background check fee of $21.00
- Be a graduate of an accredited college or university with
a major in geological sciences, or have completed 30 credits
in geological sciences at an accredited college or university,
or have at least 7 years of professional geological work which
shall include either a minimum of 3 years of professional geological
work under the supervision of a qualified geologist or a minimum
of 5 years of responsible charge of geological work;
- Have acquired 7 years of experience in responsible charge
of geological work, toward which an undergraduate degree with
30 credits hours or more in geological science courses shall
count as 2 years of training and each year of graduate study
in the geological sciences shall count as 1/2 year of training,
up to a maximum of 2 years of credit; and
- Receive credit toward the experience requirement subject to
the evaluation of the board. Applicants with less than 30 credit
hours in geological science courses may be given proportional
work-experience credits for such academic credit hours as they
may have acquired.
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Renewal fees and information
- Annual renewal fee $170.00
- Renews annually on December 31st
- A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after
the license expiration date.
- Any person who submits an application for renewal more than
90 days after the expiration date shall be subject to all requirements
governing new applicants.
out the online renewal application and submit.
The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions
for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission
of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic
renewal of your license.
October 16, 2019