When to Select this Application
The Application for Approval to Take Fundamentals of Geology Exam is designed for applicants who want to take the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exam before acquiring the professional geologic work experience required for licensure. It is recommended that you take the FG exam shortly after graduating from college or during your graduating year.
The ASBOG examinations are held twice a year in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Dover, Delaware. The examination schedule is available online at ASBOG Exam Schedule. To apply for approval to sit for the FG exam, you must submit your application and all required documentation by the final dates shown on the schedule so that the Board has time to meet and review your credentials.
When the Board has approved you to sit for the examination, the Board office will send you a notice with further instructions on registering for the examination with ASBOG. The notice will also give you information about the paying the examination and proctoring fees. For information on the examination content, see the candidate information on the National Association of State Board of Geology website.
Requirements for All Applicants
- Submit a completed, signed and notarized Application for Approval to Take Fundamentals of Geology Examination.
- Enclose non-refundable application fee by check or money order made payable to the “State of Delaware.”
- Arrange for the Board office to receive an official transcript from your college or university, sent directly to the Board office from the school.
- If you are in your graduating year and have not received your geoscience degree when you apply, submit a letter from school officials, sent directly from the school to the Board office. The letter must state that you are in good academic standing and must indicate your impending date of graduation. After you graduate, you must arrange for the Board office to receive your official transcript, sent directly from the school to the Board office. You will not receive your scores until the Board office receives your official transcript.
- The transcript must show that you have either:
- received a degree in geology, or
- completed 30 credit hours in geoscience, of which 24 credits are third or higher year courses.
- If you have never been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement .