ASBOG (Geology)

ASBOG Examinations

The Fall ASBOG examination on October 1, 2021 is closed.

The next ASBOG examination will be held on March 18, 2022.
The deadline for submitting exam requests is 5:00 p.m. January 18, 2022.

The results for the March 19, 2021 ASBOG examinations have been received and mailed out to all examinees.

  • FG Exam results: Out of 86 individuals that took the FG exam in Texas,
    56 individuals passed the exam for a passing rate of 65%.
  • PG exam results: Out of 71 individuals that took the PG exam in Texas,
    51 individuals passed the exam for a passing rate of 72%.

General Information

P.G. applicants must take the licensing exam(s) for their respective discipline or verify proof of passing examination scores prior to applying for licensure to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG).  Please see the required examinations below.

Applicants for GIT certification are required to take the Fundamentals exam for the disciplines of geology or soil science, or the Texas Geophysics Exam for the geophysics discipline.

The ASBOG exams are held in person in Austin, Texas.

Geology Exam (ASBOG® Examination)

TBPG utilizes the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) examination for Texas P.G. licensure. The ASBOG® exam is given in two parts: the Fundamentals of Geology exam (FG) and the Practice of Geology (PG) exam.

Proof of passing scores on both the Fundamentals of Geology and the Practice of Geology portions of the exam are required in order to be licensed as a P.G. in geology. If you took the ASBOG® examination(s) in Texas, your test scores should be on record at TBPG, and no further proof is required. However, if you took the ASBOG® exam in another state or jurisdiction, please submit a Verification of other licenses form to the appropriate state or jurisdiction to request verification of your passing scores be sent to TBPG.  Applicants are responsible for any charges for verification of examination scores.  GIT applicants need only take the Fundamentals of geology exam.

How to Apply

The next ASBOG examination will be held on March 18, 2022.
The deadline for submitting exam requests is 5:00 p.m. January 18, 2022.

We are currently accepting applications for the October examination, which will be held in person in Austin, Texas. To register for the next ASBOG® examination(s), you may apply online, or you may send in a completed Exam Request (Form E) with all required materials and $25 fee to TBPG by the application deadline. For applications to be considered for the exam, all exam request materials must be received by TBPG on or before the deadline.

To qualify to sit for the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology exam, test takers must have 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours and hold a four-year degree or be within 6 months of completing a four-year degree. The following items are required along with an exam request application:

  • Sealed official academic transcripts (sent to TBPG at P.0. Box 13225 Austin, TX 78711 or emailed to licensing@tbpg.texas.gov
  • A $25 exam administration fee payable to TBPG. This fee can be paid by credit card after completing the online application

To qualify to sit for the ASBOG Practice of Geology exam, test takers must have 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours, hold a four-year degree, and have 5 years of qualifying work experience (or be within 6 months of obtaining 5 years of qualifying work experience). To qualify to sit for the Practice of Geology exam, you MUST have P.G. Application/Initial Application for Geology Licensure on file.

The following items are required along with this exam request application:

  • Sealed official academic transcripts (sent to TBPG at P.0. Box 13225 Austin, TX 78711 or emailed to licensing@tbpg.texas.gov
  • A $25 exam administration fee payable to TBPG. This fee can be paid by credit card after completing the online application
  • Application for P.G. Licensure/Initial Application for Geology Licensure (this application may also be submitted online)

Exam Cost 

The cost to sit for these examinations is as follows. These exam fees are paid directly to ASBOG. TBPG will provide information on how to pay for the exam after your exam request has been reviewed and approved.

  • ASBOG® Fundamentals of Geology exam – $200.
  • ASBOG® Practice of Geology – $250.

For more information regarding the examination(s), please visit ASBOG.

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