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.

Other Resources

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.