National Association of State Boards of Geology
The South Carolina State Board of Registration for Geologists hosted the first meeting of Geology Boards of southeastern states in 1988. This initial meeting included representatives from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Between 1988 and 1990 several meetings where held, and the individual boards recognized there were common interests relating to reciprocity, examinations, policies, and procedures. The initial four states, combined with Arkansas, Virginia, and Tennessee, initiated the development of draft rules, bylaws, code of ethics, and a proposal on reciprocity for an association of state geology boards. In November of 1990, the National Association of State Boards of Geology held its first official annual meeting.
ASBOG® serves as a connective link among the individual state geologic registration licensing boards for the planning and preparation of uniform procedures and the coordination of geologic protective measures for the general public.
One of ASBOG®'s principal services is to develop standardized written examinations for determining qualifications of applicants seeking licensure as professional geologists. State boards of registration are provided with uniform examinations that are valid measures of competency related to the practice of the profession. Examination candidates are provided with a copy of the Professional Geologist Candidate Handbook which delineates the format and outline for the exam.
Last Updated: January 24, 2015