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PDFWAC 308-15-050

What is the examination process to be licensed as a geologist?

You must take and pass the ASBOG examination. The examination currently consists of two parts: Fundamentals of Geology and Practice of Geology. Each part of the examination is four hours long. Information on the examination is available on the ASBOG web site.
(1) Applying for the examination: You may either:
(a) Apply to take the Fundamentals of Geology exam after you meet the minimum educational requirements for licensure, and the Practice of Geology exam after you meet the experience requirements outlined in WAC 308-15-040.
(i) To apply to take the Fundamentals of Geology exam, you must provide the board with an application; a certified copy of your transcripts, sent directly from your college or university; and the application fee listed in WAC 308-15-150. You do not need to submit employment and experience verification forms or personal references.
(ii) After you meet the minimum experience requirements, you may apply for the Practice of Geology examination by submitting the remaining application documents and application fee; or
(b) Apply to take both parts of the ASBOG examination after you meet all other licensure requirements outlined in WAC 308-15-040 by submitting a completed license application packet and application fee.
(2) Fees: You must submit the application fee with your application prior to the application deadline. Fees are listed in WAC 308-15-150. Following approval of your application you must submit your examination fees directly to ASBOG prior to the deadline specified by ASBOG.
(3) Special accommodations: If you have a disability, the board will provide accommodations consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You must request special accommodations at least ninety days before the examination date.
(4) Notification of scoring: The board will notify you by mail of your examination score within ninety days of taking the examination.
(5) Failing the examination: You may apply to retake the examination by submitting a written request and the administrative fee for reexamination specified in WAC 308-15-150. You must submit the examination fee directly to ASBOG by the deadline specified by ASBOG.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050. WSR 06-04-022, § 308-15-050, filed 1/23/06, effective 2/23/06; WSR 05-01-174, § 308-15-050, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.220 RCW. WSR 01-12-023, § 308-15-050, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]
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