October 1, 2020: Exam details were emailed to all candidates.
October 2, 2020: Exam details were emailed to all candidates.
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March 19, 2021: The next exam date currently accepting applications
(Application deadline – 5pm, January 6, 2021)
COVID-19 Information. In order to ensure social distancing and adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines recommended by local health authorities, the CDC, and the University of Texas, the following protocols will be in place for ALL EXAM CANDIDATES taking the ASBOG in Texas in October 2020:
COVID-19 Screening Protocol: This form is required to be signed and submitted before entering the testing facility. Anyone entering will be required to have their temperature checked.
Face covering. Social distancing will be in place and everyone is required to wear a face mask, or cloth covering, while in the building and sitting for the examination.
Anyone who has been sick prior to the test date should contact TBPG for alternative arrangements.
**TBPG will continue monitoring the ongoing situation, including state and local restrictions, to identify any possible impact(s) that may prohibit or alter the exam administration. TBPG will keep approved exam candidates informed of important information via email and will post information on the website closer to the scheduled examination date. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact 512-936-4408.
Examination Day Details.
Exam takers need to bring the following items:
Institution Code for the college/university from which you received your geological science degree (BA/BS, MA/MS or PhD/DSc). The Institution Code book can be found here. You will be asked to provide this information on your examination answer sheet.
TBPG will provide a calculator, ruler, protractor, scratch paper, graphing paper, and number 2 pencils for candidates.
The following items are not permitted:
Please limit your personal belongings due to space restrictions in testing rooms.
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.
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.
Spring Exam–March 19, 2021 (Application deadline – 5pm, January 6, 2021)
To register for the next ASBOG® examination(s), please submit a completed Exam Request Form 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. The cost to sit for these examinations is as follows:
For more information regarding the examination(s), please visit ASBOG, and look for the “Exam Candidate Handbook”.
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. 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. Submit an Exam Request (Form E), a completed TBPG P.G. License application (Form A), the Qualifying Work Experience Record form, sealed official academic transcripts, plus the $25 sitting fee and the $175 examination fee.
Applicants for GIT certification may take the TGE if the applicant meets the requirements for GIT certification: a four-year degree with 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of geoscience coursework. To request to sit for the TGE, please submit an Exam Request (Form E), sealed official academic transcripts, plus the $25 sitting fee and the $175 examination fee.
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.
TBPG utilizes the Council of Soil Science Examiners (CSSE) exam, administered by CSSE for P.G. licensure. For more information on the exam, visit the CSSE website or call 608/273-8085. Proof of passing scores on both portions of the CSSE exam is required in order to be licensed in the soil science discipline. If you have passed the CSSE Soil Science licensing examinations, please download Form V – CSSE Verification of Exam Scores and submit completed form to CSSE for verification of exam scores. CSSE will forward verification directly to TBPG.
P.G. license applicants will be required to have passed the Fundamentals and Practice of Soil Science examinations. GIT applicants need to pass the Fundamentals of Soil Science exam only.
Upcoming CSSE Soil Science Examinations
To apply to sit for the ASBOG® Fundamentals of Geology examination, the ASBOG® Practice of Geology examination, or the Texas Geophysics Examination, please submit an Examination Request (Form E) to TBPG, and include all required documentation.