Bills to continue the regulation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional
Geoscientists have been filed both in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Representative Senfronia Thompson (Harris County) filed HB 1311 in the House.
Senator Kirk Watson (Travis County) filed SB 609 in the Senate.
Previously, the Sunset Advisory Commission voted 10–2 to continue the
Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG) through September 1, 2025.
The Sunset Advisory Commission also adopted a number of recommendations
to the Texas Geoscience Practice Act, which are listed in its November 2019 Decision.
Continuation of the TBPG and implementation of the Sunset recommendations
will require legislation to be passed to amend the Texas Geoscience Practice Act.
TBPG will be tracking these bill through the legislative session.
Application Review/Continuing Education Committee – April 25, 2019
General Issues Committee – April 25, 2019
Compliance and Enforcement Committee – April 25, 2019
Financial Review/Strategic Planning Committee – April 26, 2019
TBPG Board Meeting – April 26, 2019
TBPG has recently signed a new reciprocity agreement with the
Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists (WBPG)
For more information, please see TBPG’s Reciprocity Agreements page
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Becky Johnson, PG, and appointed
Brandon Stowers and Mark Varhaug, PG, to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor appointed
Drusilla Knight-Villarreal for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.
See our New Board Members page for more information.
The next ASBOG® examination dates are:
October 4, 2019 (Application deadline – 5pm, August 1, 2019)
March 20, 2020 (Application deadline – 5pm, January 7, 2020 )
*Please note: The cost to sit for the FG exam is $200, effective March 2018
The mission and performance of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.
The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public
members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed
and to explore ways to ensure that the agency’s funds are well spent.
Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature
ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.
Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings,
and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at: www.sunset.texas.gov
Do I need a license? What activities are exempt from licensure?
Our Licensing Information page has answers to these questions and more.
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’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.
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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.
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There are many options for obtaining the CE Ethics credit for PGs and GITs.
Click here for some of the options available.