Persons applying for licensure as a professional geologist in the state of Indiana are required to pass a Board accepted examination. The ASBOG ® examination is given twice annually. Applications and fees for examinations are due on or before the deadlines listed below.
|Exam||Date||Application and Fee Deadline|
|Spring 2018||March 16, 2018||January 23, 2018|
|Fall 2018||October 5, 2018||August 14, 2018|
|Spring 2019||March 15, 2019||January 22, 2019|
|Fall 2019||October 4, 2019||August 13, 2019|
|Spring 2020||March 20, 2020||January 28, 2020|
|Fall 2020||October 2, 2020||August 11, 2020|
Please use the Application to take the ASBOG Exam form to register for the exam. All fees must be in the form of a check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to “Indiana University.” We accept credit card (Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard) payments online at https://igws.indiana.edu/lpg/.
The examination will be administered in two parts on each date given. The Fundamentals of Geology portion will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the dates above. The Practice of Geology portion will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the dates above. All exams will be given on the Indiana University Bloomington campus unless otherwise noted.
ASBOG does not endorse any examination preparation course, study guide, or publication. The ASBOG Candidate Handbook is designed to help you prepare for the ASBOG national exams.
Professional Geologists Candidate Handbook
Presented by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) to help geologists prepare for the ASBOG national examination, this brief handbook includes information about state licensing requirements, descriptions of examinations, and sample questions and answers. To view the handbook, go to the Professional Geologists Candidate Handbook Web page.
ASBOG Exam Preparation Courses
- REG REVIEW, Inc. of California conducts a course for preparing midwest geologists for the ASBOG exam. For more information, go to the REG REVIEW, Inc. Web site.