Application Package

ASBOG FG and PG exam dates and information

The next opportunity for you to take the FG or PG exam is on March 15, 2019.  Look for new forms after November 1, 2018.  The proctor/verification form which must be submitted to this Board will be due January 15, 2019.  The deadline for the ASBOG forms has not been set yet, but it will most likely be around January 29, 2019. If you have taken the FG exam as an assessment exam, and you need to take the exam, you must have a GIT application on file with the Board.

GIT and rpg renewals for 2019

Renewal letters for 2019 will be mailed on November 7, 2018.  Reminders will also be sent out via email.  You can renew online or by mail.  PLEASE take the time to check your demographics information carefully and make any changes.  If you want a RPG wallet card, please check the box on your paper form or by checking the box on the online application or by emailing us at:


Online renewals will be activated on either November 8th or 9th.  

email address change

The Board has changed its email address to  - The old address will continue to work for another year, so please make a note of this in your records. 

Board meeting

The next Board meeting will be on December 11, 2018 at 4:30 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.

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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​​Mississippi was the first state in the U.S. to use the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination as an exit exam for senior-level geology majors at all of the state’s universities and colleges that offer degrees in geology. Currently all state universities under the agency “Institutions of Higher Learning” (IHL) require that the exam be taken before a degree in geology will be conferred. Successful passage of the ASBOG examinations is required by every state and one territory prior to the initial licensure/registration of a geologist who desires to publicly practice geology. The MSBRPG became a member of ASBOG in 1999.​

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