From the home page at www.lbopg.org, click on the "Apply for a License" tile, complete the application, and sign and submit your licensing application online. Please thoroughly explain in detail five years of geoscience work experience. As you will see, there is a location to submit the email addresses for your three (3) geoscientists’ references. Each of them will receive an email with notification that you have requested a reference. He or she will be able to simply click on the provided link, create a login, read your statement, type the reference, and submit it electronically. Further, your school transcripts may be submitted electronically as well. If your school does not provide electronic transcripts, they must mail them to our office at the address listed below. If your transcripts are under a different last name, such as a maiden name, please include that name when applying for your license. Transcripts must come directly from the school to the LBOPG office.
Once your complete application, references, and transcripts have been received, they will be reviewed by the LBOPG Application Review Committee, and those applications that meet the requirements will be presented to the Board for approval. Once approved, you will receive your license credentials within thirty (30) days. These credentials will state your name, license number, date of renewal, and the information concerning obtaining your seal.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions or if the LBOPG may be of further assistance to you.
The steps to follow as you apply for the Geoscientist-in-Training (GIT) Certificate are:
1. Read the GIT certification requirements found at www.lbopg.org by clicking on the "About" tab at the top and scrolling down to "GIT Certification Requirements." If you meet these requirements, then you should:
2. Create an account through the “Apply for License” page, and fill out the online form. Fill in the GIT Certification application at www.lbopg.org. This application is the same one used to apply for a PG license, but you will select the field stating that you are applying for a GIT certificate.
3. Submit one letter of reference. The reference is also completed online, as you will see as you fill in your application.
4. Have all universities from which you received (or will receive) geoscience degrees submit transcripts to the LBOPG office at 9643 Brookline Ave., Ste. 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. You can make the requests for transcripts after your junior year in college. You do not need to wait until graduation.
5. When the application is complete, send your payment of $100 for GIT certification to LBOPG, 9643 Brookline Ave., Ste. 101, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, with a note that you are applying for GIT certification.
6. Apply for the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology Exam through the LBOPG office. Once the LBOPG Licensing Application Review Committee verifies you to take the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology exam, you will be sent ASBOG’s “Geology Examination Candidate Request Form” that you must, in turn, send to ASBOG with your testing fees.
7. Fill in the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification form found at www.lbopg.org by clicking on the "Resources" tab at the top and scrolling down to "ASBOG;" sign it and submit it with the proctoring fee of $25.00.
Upon completing the application process and paying the $100 application fee, successfully passing the Fundamentals of Geology Exam, and graduating from a course of study in a discipline of geoscience,* the LBOPG Board will vote to approve your application for Geoscientist-in-Training.
With five years of accepted geoscience work experience, you may then apply for the ASBOG Practice of Geology Exam. If you have a Masters or Doctoral degree, you may substitute education for up to two years of work experience.
*Note: the undergraduate course of study should consist of at least four years of study and include at least thirty semester hours or forty-five quarter hours of credit in geoscience, of which at least twenty semester hours or thirty quarter hours of credit must be in upper-level college courses.