Fees: Geologists

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Things to know

ASBOG Exam Candidates

You’ll need to pay 2 different fees:

  1. When you apply for the ASBOG exam, pay us the appropriate exam application fee (check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing). You only need to pay this fee one time for both exams.
  2. After you receive our approval letter to take the exam, you'll need to pay a separate fee for each exam to ASBOG.
    • If you don't pay the ASBOG fee by their deadline, you won't be able to take the exam

Specialty Exam Candidates

When you apply for a state specialty license, you'll pay us (check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing):

  1. The appropriate application fee
  2. Specialty exam fee 
Application fees (includes initial license) Fee
Geologist license (includes initial license fee) $100 (non–refundable)
Specialty license $100 each (non–refundable)
Geologist license – reciprocity $200 (non–refundable)
Specialty license – reciprocity $150 each (non–refundable)
Examination fees Fee
Fundamentals of geology (vendor charge) $150
Practice of Geology (vendor charge) $250
Specialty exams $300 each
Re–examination administration fee $65
Late fee if examination is scheduled less than 30 days before examination date (vendor charge) $25
Manual regrade (vendor charge) $50
Regrade administrative fee $15
Renewal fees* Fee
Geologist license renewal $40*
Geologist license late renewal (if paid 90 days or more after due date) $80*
Specialty license renewal $50 each*
Specialty license late renewal (if paid 90 days or more after due date) $100*

*These renewal fees reflect a temporary fee reduction. They will return to regular amounts July 1, 2017.

Miscellaneous fees Fee
Duplicate license or wall certificate $25
Certification of license records to other jurisdictions $45
Proctor examination in another jurisdiction $100

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