Taking the ASBOG Examinations in Louisiana
IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE: 1) You must have pending either a Geologist-In-Training certificate application or a Professional
Geologist license application; and 2) have submitted the certification or licensing fee BEFORE (or concurrently with) submitting the LBOPG
Proctoring/Verification Form and fee.
Please print, complete, and submit the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Form, along with the $25 proctoring fee for each exam you plan to take.
Professional examinations are administered through the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). ASBOG, an umbrella organization representing the majority of states with geology or geoscience boards, sets the exam dates, and those dates are the same in every member state. The exams are given twice a year -- spring and fall, generally in mid-March and either late September or early October.
The Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists will proctor the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology examination and the ASBOG Practice of Geology
examination on the next available testing date, which is October 1, 2021. For applicants to be approved
to take the examinations on this date, LBOPG must receive your LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Application and fee by July 9, 2021.
For more information, please review the LBOPG Proctoring/Verification Form. The
cut-off date for ASBOG to receive the approved order forms is August 17, 2021.
For information on ASBOG and its professional examination program, visit the ASBOG website at asbog.org.
The full process for applying to take the examinations in Louisiana follows:1. Complete the application online either for the full Professional Geoscientist (PG) license or for the Geoscientist-in-training (GIT) certification through LBOPG.org: Select "Apply for License" at the top of the page and follow the instructions from there;