Application Package

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. To download, click on the following, Adobe Acrobat Reader​. Once there, follow the instructions to download the software. After downloading the Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the Document tab at the top of this page and then the MSBRPG Application Materials link. 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 per above on file with the Board prior being allowed to take either the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology or the Practices of Geology 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 examinations.

The application and reference forms may be filled out on screen. After completing the required forms you only then need to print them utilizing your printer. It is suggested that you print each page immediately after it is completed in case you have computer or printer problems, as the Application cannot be saved.​

Members of the Board


Patricia A. Phillips, President, Office of Land and Water Resources/MDEQ; representing government sector (Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017).

David M. Patrick, Ph.D., Vice President, University of Southern Mississippi; representing academia (Term: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017).​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Maurice N. Birdwell, Milbird Resources, LLC; representing mining/extraction sector (Term: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2015).

Kenneth D. Ruckstuhl, Environmental Management Services; representing geotechnical/environmental industrial sector (Term: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016).

Board Position Currently Vacant; representing at large sector (Term: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016).​​​​

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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