The Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG) has been closely
tracking the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the actions taken
by Governor Greg Abbott and other state agencies to assist with
the emergency response efforts. For more information, please see
the Hurricane Harvey Response page.
Application Review/Continuing Education Committee – November 16, 2017
Compliance and Enforcement Committee – November 16, 2017
Financial Review/Strategic Planning Committee – November 17, 2017
General Issues Committee – November 17, 2017
TBPG Board Meeting – November 17, 2017
At its Board meeting on August 18, 2017, TBPG’s Appointed Board adopted
amendments and new rules, which become effective September 25, 2017. These
Adoptions appear in the September 22, 2017 issue of the Texas Register.
The Board also proposed an amendment to 22 TAC 851.21, regarding the
requirements to sit for a licensing examination. The Proposed amendment will
appear in the October 6, 2017 issue of the Texas Register. To submit comments
on the proposed amendment, please send your written comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6, 2017. All submitted comments will be
reviewed by the Appointed Board at its next Board meeting on November 17, 2017.
Do I need a license? What activities are exempt from licensure?
And, who may file a complaint? How do I file a complaint?
Our Licensing Information page has answers to these questions and more.
The next ASBOG® examination dates are:
October 6, 2017 (Application deadline – 5pm, August 8, 2017)
March 16, 2018* (Application deadline – 5pm, January 16, 2018)
*Please note: Beginning with the March 2018 examination
administration, the cost to sit for the FG exam will be $200.
Other TBPG reports can be found on About > Reports
It is important that federal, state and local government agencies recognize
the Texas Geoscience Practice Act, the requirement of licensure
as a Professional Geoscientist, and the scope of work authorized by
the Texas Geoscience Practice Act. TBPG’s Appointed Board has noted
that sometimes government agency rules do not take P.G. licensure into
account when they propose new or modify existing rules related to
the public practice of geoscience in Texas.
If you become aware of instances in which P.G. licensure has not been
considered in a proposed rule affecting the public practice of
geoscience in Texas,TBPG would like for you to let us know.
Please use the following link to send us information
about the proposed rule: E-mail TBPG
If possible, please include a link to the proposed rule
and include your contact information. Thank you!
What does a P.G. do? Do you have a 3 to 5 minute informational video
that shows what you do as a P.G.? Please send it to us!
Video submissions may be sent to us at: E-mail
Videos submitted to TBPG may be used for informational purposes.
TBPG has adopted new rules to implement provisions in Texas Occupations Code
Chapter 55, regarding benefits to military service members, military veterans,
and military spouses who apply for an occupational license in the State of Texas.
Please see Military Benefits for more information.
TBPG has recently signed a new reciprocity agreement with the
Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists (LBOPG).
For more information, please see TBPG’s Reciprocity Agreements.
TBPG’s Online Services allow users to conduct a public search for a license, renew a TBPG license or registration, and to update license contact information.
The Governor’s office is a uniquely entrepreneurial organization of leaders committed to supporting Gov. Abbott’s vision to build a better Texas for future generations.
The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for veterans, their families, and their survivors. It provides helpful information from many government agencies so you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need.
EnviroMentors are qualified professionals with technical or legal expertise on environmental issues who volunteer to help small businesses and local governments comply with state environmental rules, either one-on-one or in a teaching situation.
Texas Homeland Security was established in order to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.
The TBPG Ethics Course is available for free to the general public and to TBPG license holders. Anyone who wishes to may register to view the Ethics Video, take the quiz, and receive a certificate of completion.
Click here for more information.