Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.
We administer the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) examination 2 times a year, on dates set by ASBOG. The examination consists of:
Before you can take the examination, make sure you meet the minimum requirements. To take the examination, complete the Geologist and/or Specialty License Application.
|ASBOG examination schedule|
|Exam date and location||Due date for application and fees|
|September 30, 2016
|July 8, 2016|
|March 17, 2017
|December 27, 2016|
You’ll need to pay 2 different fees:
We also administer examinations to be licensed as an Engineering Geologist or a Hydrogeologist. You must be licensed as a geologist in Washington in order to take a specialty examination.
Engineering geologist and Hydrogeologist licensing examinations are offered 2 times a year, on the same dates as the ASBOG exam. (see ASBOG schedule above)
Applications, fees, and project lists must be postmarked before or on the application due date.
U.S. Veterans may be eligible for partial reimbursements of costs. For more information: