Texas Geophysics Exam

Geophysics Exam (Texas Geophysics Examination)

TBPG utilizes the Texas Geophysics Examination (TGE) for P.G. licensure in the geophysics discipline.  To qualify to sit for the examination, you must demonstrate that you meet all the licensing requirements for Texas Professional Geoscientist licensure or GIT Certification. The requirements for P.G. licensure are 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of geoscience coursework, a four-year degree, and 5 years of experience in geoscience.  The requirements for GIT certification are a four-year degree with 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of geoscience coursework.

The Texas Geophysics Exam is held in person in Austin, Texas.

How to Apply

If you are interested in PG Licensure

You may apply to take the Texas Geophysics Exam by sending in an Exam Request (Form E), a completed TBPG P.G. License application (Form A)/Initial Application for Geophysics Licensure online, the Qualifying Work Experience Record form (if submitting Form A–online application includes work experience record), sealed official academic transcripts, plus the $25 sitting fee and the $175 examination fee. Sealed official academic transcripts may be sent to TBPG at P.0. Box 13225 Austin, TX 78711 or emailed to licensing@tbpg.texas.gov

If you are interested in GIT Certification

Applicants for GIT certification may take the TGE if the applicant meets the requirements for GIT certification:   To request to sit for the TGE, you may apply online, or you can submit an Exam Request (Form E), sealed official academic transcripts, plus the $25 sitting fee and the $175 examination fee. Sealed official academic transcripts may be sent to TBPG at P.0. Box 13225 Austin, TX 78711 or emailed to licensing@tbpg.texas.gov

If you meet the examination requirements and are approved to take the exam, you will be contacted to schedule your exam date and time.  For more information regarding the Texas Geophysics Examination, please review the Texas Geophysics Examination Candidate Handbook.  No other information is provided for this examination.

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