IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE: 1) You must have pending either a Geologist-In-Training certificate application or a Professional Geologist license application; and 2) have submitted the certification or licensing fee BEFORE (or concurrently with) submitting the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Form and fee.
Please print, complete, and submit the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Form, along with the $25 proctoring fee for each exam you plan to take.
Professional examinations are administered through the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). ASBOG, an umbrella organization representing the majority of states with geology or geoscience boards, sets the exam dates, and those dates are the same in every member state. The exams are given twice a year -- spring and fall, generally in mid-March and either late September or early October.
The Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists will proctor the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology examination and the ASBOG Practice of Geology examination on the next available testing date, which is October 2, 2020. For applicants to be approved to take the examinations on this date, LBOPG must receive your LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Application and fee by July 10, 2020. For more information, please review the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Form.
For information on ASBOG and its professional examination program, visit the ASBOG website at asbog.org.
The full process for applying to take the examinations in Louisiana follows:
Once we receive your completed application, the accompanying materials (transcripts, references), proctoring form, and both fees, your application will be reviewed by the board committee charged with that task. They, in turn, will formally recommend successful applicants to the full board at a regular meeting. The office staff will then send an exam order form to those applicants -- examination candidates-- who are approved by the full board. Candidates then send the order form along with the appropriate examination fees directly to ASBOG.