Application Package

Board meeting

The next Board meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at the Board's office at 777 Harris Street, Suite 103, Jackson, MS.  The public is invited to attend.

Fg and pg exam information

FG and PG Exam Date: March 16, 2018 in Jackson, MS.   The next exam date is October 5, 2018 in Jackson, MS.   The MSBRPG Exam Proctoring/Verification forms will be made available  April 1, 2018.  The deadline for submission will set at a later date but will most likely be August 1, 2018.

license renewals past due

If you've renewed your RPG license or GIT enrollment, Thank You!  Renewal notices were mailed on November 2, 2017.  RPG and GIT renewals were due January 1, 2018.   If you have not renewed your RPG license or GIT enrollment, you may renew online or by mail.    If you renew by mail, please contact the Board first.  You may check your RPG registration or GIT enrollment status by clicking on the Verify RPG or Verify GIT tabs above.  If you have not renewed, your license is expired.  You have until June 30, 2018 to renew (late fees apply).  After June 30, 2018 you must reapply (i.e. a complete new application) to renew your license. This might include taking the ASBOG FG and PG exams.

wallet size license card pilot program

The Board is offering wallet size license cards to its RPG registrants.  Please email the Board if you would like yours.

New Board members appointed

Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Julie R. Kelley to represent the Government Sector on the Board.  Ms. Kelley is employed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers/ERDC in Vicksburg.  She will be sworn in at the first Board meeting in  2018.  The Board welcomes Ms. Kelley to the Board and looks forward to serving with her.

Governor Phil Bryant has also appointed Stanley J. Galicki, PhD, to represent the Academic Sector on the Board.  Dr. Galicki is employed by Millsaps College in Jackson.  The Board also welcomes Dr. Galicki to the Board and looks forward to serving with him.

The Board thanks the Registrants for their participation in the election of Ms. Kelley and Dr. Galicki. 

rpg/git Application Package

All forms and the required reading of the Rules of the Board, including the codified Registered Professional Geologists Practice Act of 1997, may be downloaded from this site. The entire application package is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, it is available free from Adobe.   After downloading the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the Document tab at the top of this page and then the MSBRPG Application Materials link.  Download the application and fill out the application (Parts A, B, and C) and reference forms (Part D) on the screen and save the document.  All of the required forms and instructions for filling out the application are contained in that document.

You must have a completed Geologist-In-Training (GIT) or Registered Professional Geologist (RPG) Application on file with the Board prior being allowed to take either the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) or the Practices of Geology (PG) Examinations. You may take only one exam per exam offering. Also note that you will be considered for registration as a RPG only after the successful passage of both ASBOG exams.

Members of the Board

​​​​​​Charles T. Swann, President, Consultant; representing at large sector (Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020).​​​​​

W. Howard Johnson, Vice-President, AECOM, Inc.; representing Geotechnical/Environmental Industrial Sector (Term: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020).

Charles A. Morrison, Geophysical Consultant; representing the Mining/Extraction Sector (Term: May 26, 2016 - June 30, 2019).

Stanley J.  Galicki, Ph.D., Millsaps College, representing the Academic Sector (Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021).

Julie R. Kelley, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers/ERDC; representing Government Sector (Term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021).

News & Events


Since 2001, the MSBRPG has been reviewing geoscience reports that are being generated in and/or are being submitted to state agencies to ensure that they are being properly signed and stamped by RPGs, that those who are submitting such documents are registered to practice, etc. as required pursuant to the Geologist Practice Act of 1997, as amended, and the Rules and Regulations of the Board. RPGs, GITs, and members of the public are encouraged to report any such activities that may be in violation of the Act and/or the Rules and Regulations of the Board to the agency’s Executive Director.​​


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​​​Pending in the Mississippi State Legislature is a bill that re-enacts the RPG Act of 1997 that was proposed for the current 2006 legislative session. The MSBRPG chose to introduce this bill on or about January 11, 2006. The MSBRPG up until only days before that time had not considered its introduction until the 2007 Legislative Session scheduled to begin in January, 2007. This legislation affects only the public practice of geology inthe state of Mississippi and does not affect any other legally recognized professional practice or profession.​

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