Application Package

phishing scam alert

Please be aware that several licensed geologists across the nation have reported emails and phone calls informing them that their licenses have expired and immediate payment is due and/or that confidential information is required including credit card information.  Please be aware that this Board does not request payment or confidential information over the phone.  Renewal payment requests are distributed by mail with reminders sent by email.  Renewals payments can only be made on the Board's website or by mailing payments directly to the Board.   Please be aware that scammers can alter phone numbers that show up on caller ID and email addresses on emails.  IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT WHO IS CONTACTING YOU PLEASE CONTACT THE BOARD YOURSELF TO VERIFY ANY DEALINGS WITH THE BOARD.  We want you to be confident that your activities with the Board are legitimate.

Board meeting

The next Board meeting will be on September 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Board's office at 777 Harris Street, Suite 103, Jackson, MS.  The public is invited to attend.  If you need to submit a GIT or RPG application please start now so that we can be sure that your application is complete and ready for review for the meeting.

Fg and pg exam information

FG and PG Exam Date: October 5, 2018 in Jackson, MS.   The MSBRPG Exam Proctoring/Verification forms are available under the Documents tab above .  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2018.  If you have taken the FG exam as an assessment exam, you must have a GIT application on file with the Board if you need to take the exam again.

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.

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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​During the 2004 Legislative Session the MS Board of Registered Professional Geologists recommended that a Liaison Committee be formed with the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to promote dialogue between the two boards. That committee, since it was formed, consists of two members of both boards and their executive directors. 

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