How to Apply - FG and PG Exams

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Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Exam Requirements: 

Applicants who are applying for the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination are required to demonstrate the successful completion of a minimum of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter hours of coursework in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology, or their subdivisions in accordance with T.C.A. §62-36-109(a)(2).

Applicants are required to submit the course reporting form along with official transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly from the university. Please have your transcripts sent to us via email at


Practice of Geology (PG) Exam Requirements:

Applicants who are applying for the Practice of Geology (PG) examination are required to demonstrate the successful completion of at least 5 years of experience in accordance with T.C.A. §62-36-109(a)(2). The experience verification form can be found on our website; this form must be uploaded alongside your application.


How to Apply:

Applications for the Computer Based (CBT) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and Practice of Geology (PG) examinations are submitted online. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documents as required, along with the application fee of $115. We do not charge for multiple attempts of the same exam.

Upon approval of a completed application, eligible candidates will be pre-registered with the testing vendor. Candidates will receive an email from approximately 6 weeks before the exam administration that will contain instructions for how to register, pay, and schedule the exams.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for exams as early as possible to ensure that seating can be secured at one of their preferred testing locations. There is no application deadline for the examination – seats are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seats have been blocked in cities/states where capacity is limited.  The seat block will be removed 10 days before the exams. A step-by-step registration guide for candidates can be found in the ASBOG Candidate Handbook.  You can find additional candidate resources from ASBOG here.

For candidates interested in practicing the computer-based test format, a “test drive” provided by Prometric can be accessed at no cost on the ASBOG website through this link: TestDrive.

Examination results will be released to the board office approximately 60-90 days from the date of completion of the examinations. ASBOG® does not release information directly to examination candidates. You will be notified of your examination results via email by the board office shortly after they are received.

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