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Exams

ASBOG examination information:

The October 1, 2021 ASBOG exams are completed. MSBRPG expects to receive test results by the second week of December, and will mail the results immediately to all examinees.

Exam Schedule

The FG and PG exams will be offered on March 18, 2022, in Jackson, Mississippi. The deadline to apply for the exam with the MSBRPG is January 18, 2022. Download and complete the appropriate form and submit it and your payment to the Board. The Board will then send you ASBOG's Geology Examination Candidate Request Form. Once you've received your ASBOG Geology Examination Candidate Request Form from the MSBRPG, send that form to ASBOG before February 1, 2022.  Please be aware that you cannot take the FG or PG exam without prior authorization of this Board.

FG as an Assessment Exam

(You are currently enrolled in a University and have not completed your degree in geology)

To take the FG exam as a University Assessment Exam you must:

  1. You must be a graduating Senior (i.e. in your final semester) majoring in Geology or one of its subdiscipline (e.g. engineering geology, etc.) from either Mississippi State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, or the University of Mississippi.
  2. You must have a minimum of 30 hours of qualified geological course work or in the process of completing the final courses.  If you have any questions concerning the courses you have taken, please contact the Board.
  3. Complete and submit the Proctoring form (labeled "FG Assessment Exam" at the bottom of this page) by January 18, 2022.  Your Department Chair must sign the Proctoring form.  The Department Chair's signature certifies that you meet the above requirements. 
  4. Include with your Proctoring form a payment of $35, by money order or cashier's check only, made out to the MSBRPG.
  5. Once this form and payment have been received by the Board we w​ill send you an ASBOG Geology Examination Candidate Request Form.  You must complete the form and submit it directly to ASBOG along with your $200 examination fee prior to the February 1, 2022 deadline.
  6. ASBOG must receive the ASBOG Geology Examination Candidate Request Form and the examination fee of $200 by their deadline of  February 1, 2022.  If ASBOG does not receive that form and payment by 5:00pm on February 1, 2022, you will not be able to order the exam and you will forfeit your Proctoring/Verification fee paid to the MSBRPG.

​​Fundamentals of Geology and Practice of Geology Examinations For GIT or RPG

Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam - You may take the FG exam if:

  1. You have graduated from an accredited University with a degree in Geology or related subdiscipline (e.g. engineering geology, etc.) with a minimum of 30 hours of qualified geological course work.  Contact the Board if you have any questions about your course work.
  2. You meet the minimum requirements as set forth by the MSBRPG law and the rules and regulations of this Board.
  3. You MUST have a COMPLETE GIT application on file with the Board.  You will not be allowed to take the exam if your application is incomplete.  All fees will be forfeited if your application is not complete.
  4. If you are taking the FG exam and you have a complete GIT application on file with the Board, your application remains valid and will not require updating unless your GIT application is several  years old.  If you have any questions, please contact the Board.

Practice of Geology (PG) Exam - You may take the PG exam if:

  1. You have graduated with a degree in Geology or related subdiscipline (engineering geology, etc.) with a minimum of 30 hours of qualified geological course work.  Contact the Board if you have any question about your course work.
  2. You have passed the FG exam. 
  3. You have worked for a minimum of 4 years in the field of Geology under the supervision of a licensed geologist. 
  4. You MUST have a COMPLETE RPG application on file with this Board. You will not be allowed to take an exam if the application is incomplete.  All fees will be forfeited if your application is not complete.

To take the FG or PG exam:

  1. You must submit Proctoring form (labeled "FG and PG Exam Form" at the bottom of this page).
  2. You must submit your $25 proctoring fee along with your Proctoring form to the MSBRPG by the January 18, 2022 deadline. Once this form and payment have been received we will send you the ASBOG Geology Examination Candidate Request Form that you must complete and mail with the examination payment ($200 for FG - $250 for PG) made out to ASBOG directly to ASBOG by their February 1, 2022 deadline.
  3. ASBOG must receive the ASBOG Geology Examination Candidate Request Form and the appropriate examination fee by their deadline of February 1, 2022.  If ASBOG does not receive that form and payment by 5:00pm on February 1, 2022, you will not be able to order the exam and you will forfeit your Proctoring fee paid to the MSBRPG.

The Exam Proctoring Forms: