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ASBOG Examination Information

The Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) exams are held twice a year in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Dover, Delaware. Whether applying for approval to sit for one or both exams, you must submit a service request or application and all required documentation by the final dates shown on the schedule below.

These deadlines allow time for the Board to process your service request or application and review all required documentation.

Final Date to Submit Application and Required Documentation Last Board Meeting Before Exam Date Examination Date
6/22/2018 8/10/2018 10/5/2018
11/22/2018 12/14/2018 3/15/2019
6/28/2019 8/9/2019 10/4/2019
11/29/2019 12/13/2019 3/20/2020
6/26/2020 8/14/2020 10/2/2020
11/27/2020 12/11/2020 3/19/2021
6/25/2021 8/13/2021 10/1/2021


Registering for the ASBOG Exams

When the Board has approved you to sit for the exam(s), the Board office will send you an exam notice with further instructions. The instructions will explain how to:

  • register with ASBOG and pay the examination fee(s)
  • pay the proctoring fees to the Board office.

Note: You must meet ASBOG’s deadlines for registering for the exam and paying the exam fees.

If you fail to meet ASBOG’s deadlines, ASBOG will not send an examination packet for you to the Board office and you will not be allowed to sit for the exam(s).

For information on the examination content, see the candidate information on the National Association of State Board of Geology website.


Applying to Sit for the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam

The Board of Geologists must approve you to sit for the FG exam. Request for approval to take the FG exam is designed for applicants who want to take this exam before obtaining the professional geologic work experience required for full licensure.

Note: It is recommended that you take the FG exam shortly after graduating from college or during your graduating year.

To apply to take the required exam(s), you must first create a DELPROS user account. Go to the DELPROS online portal, then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. If you are already an existing user, log in with your email address and password under the existing user section. If you are a new user, you must create a new account using either of the options below:

  • Select the “I Don’t Have a License” option if you do not currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license and do not have a login through the portal; or
  • Select the “I Have a License” option if you currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license.

After creating your user account or logging into the DELPROS online portal, from your e-License Dashboard, click on Service Request in the top navigation bar, then click APPLY FOR A NEW SERVICE REQUEST and select the Request for FG Examination service request type option.

In addition to submitting the service request and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • An official transcript from your college or university sent directly to the Board office.
    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 are in your graduating year and have not received your geoscience degree when you apply, submit a letter directly from school officials 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 your college to send your official transcript to the Board office. You will not receive your scores until the Board office receives your official transcript.

You will receive an email notification stating you have been approved to sit for the FG exam after the Board has reviewed and approved your service request.


Applying to Sit for the Practice of Geology (PG) Exam

The Board of Geologists must approve you to sit for the PG exam. You must have already taken and passed the FG exam to request approval to take the PG exam.

To apply to request approval, Go to the DELPROS online portal, then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. If you are already an existing user, log in with your email address and password under the existing user section. If you are a new user, you must create a new account using either of the options below:

  • Select the “I Don’t Have a License” option if you do not currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license and do not have a login through the portal; or
  • Select the “I Have a License” option if you currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license.

When the Board has reviewed and approved your application, you will receive an email notification stating you have been approved to sit for the exam.


Re-Taking the ASBOG Exams

You have two years from the date of your submitted service request or application to pass the exams. You are required to submit a new online application if your application expires.

If you have failed the exam and need to request approval to re-take it, you must go to DELPROS and log in to your e-License Dashboard. Click on Service Request in the top navigation bar, then click APPLY FOR A NEW SERVICE REQUEST and select the Request for Re-Examination service request type option.

After review and approval of your request, you will receive an email notification for approval to re-take the exam.


After Passing the ASBOG Exams

After you take and pass the exams, allow up to two weeks for the Board office to receive your official examination score. Once the Board office receives your passing score and validates that you have met all requirements for licensure, your license will be issued.

You will receive an email notification stating your license has been issued including any additional details about license renewal and/or continuing education requirements.
 


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