Selecting Type of Application
There are two kinds of applications for Geologist licensure. Apply by reciprocity only if you meet all of these criteria:
- You hold a current geologist license in good standing in your selected reciprocity state and
- You have at least two years professional geologic work experience in your selected reciprocity state and
- You have passed the ASBOG unless your license in your selected reciprocity state was issued before June 17, 1998. (If you were licensed in your reciprocity state after June 17, 1998 and you have never passed the ASBOG examinations, you cannot apply by reciprocity.)
If you do not meet all of these criteria, you must apply by examination.
Selecting Your Reciprocity State
The application for Geologist licensure by reciprocity requires you to choose ONE reciprocity state . As used in these instructions and on the application, the term reciprocity state means the jurisdiction (which includes U.S. state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where you:
- hold a current Geologist license and
- acquired the two years of professional geologic work experience.
Even if more than one jurisdiction where you hold a current license meets the definition of reciprocity state, you must nonetheless select only one. In selecting your reciprocity state, remember that the entire two years of required professional geologic work experience had to take place in the reciprocity state. Experience on projects that took place in other jurisdictions does not count even if you were employed by a firm in your reciprocity state at the time.
Requirements for All Applicants
- Submit a completed, signed and notarized Application for Geologist Licensure by Reciprocity.
- Enclose non-refundable processing 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.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive verification of your Geologist licensure from each jurisdiction where you are currently, or have ever been, licensed, sent directly from the jurisdiction to the Board office. Use the Verification of Licensure form included with the application.
- If you were licensed in your reciprocity state after June 17, 1998, the verification from the jurisdiction where you passed the ASBOG must include your exam scores. If you were licensed in your reciprocity state before June 17, 1998, exam scores are not required.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive at least
professional references documenting that you have two years of professional geologic work experience that took place in your selected reciprocity state. The persons providing references should preferably be licensed professionals with a geology background. They must:
- be familiar with your work as a geologist in your selected reciprocity state
- use the Professional Experience Reference Form included with this application and send the forms directly to the Board office.
- If you have never been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement .