Nebraska Board of Geologists

Initial Licensure

Applicants seeking initial licensure as a Licensed Professional Geologist in Nebraska must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree in geology or a related geologic specialty;
  • Have completed at least thirty-five semester or forty-five quarter hours of coursework in geology;
  • Coursework needs to include at least five of the following courses or their equivalent; field geology, physical geology, mineralogy, petrology/petrography, structural geology, stratigraphy/sedimentology/soils, and hydrogeology;
  • Pass both the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and the Practice of Geology (PG) exams;
  • Have five years of progressive geology experience following the satisfaction of the education requirement; and
  • Submit four references, two of which must be from licensed professional geologists

ASBOG® Exam Schedule

Exam Date

 Application/Supporting Documents   Deadline to the Board

Registration Closes

March 12 & 15, 2024

December 29, 2023

March 9 & 12, 2024 

October 4, 2024

June 28, 2024

October 1,2024

Registration must be completed by the Registration Close Date.
Approved candidates will receive an email from registrations@isoqualitytesting (Prometric/ISO-Quality Testing (IQT))
once the approval is uploaded into the Prometric system.
Rescheduling must be completed by the Registration Close Date (a rescheduling fee may be required).
Cancellations must be completed no later than the day before the scheduled exam.
Dates are subject to change without notice

The Nebraska Board uses the examinations developed and administered by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). The exams are offered twice a year, generally on the third Friday in March and the first Friday in October.

A candidate for either the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) and/or Practice of Geology (PG) exams must be approved by the Board prior to registering with ASBOG®. A candidate may take both exams during the same exam administration if the requirements for each exam have been met. Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the Application/Supporting Documents Deadline listed above, along with the applicable application fee.

Exams are computer-based through Prometric. Candidates who have been approved by the Board will be entered into the Prometric system. Instructions on how to complete the registration, pay for the examination/s and seat fee, and select a testing location will be sent out from registrations@isoqualitytesting (Prometric/ISO-Quality Testing (IQT)) when registration opens. A step-by-step guide can also be found in the ASBOG® Examinee Candidate Handbook.

Study Materials

ASBOG® publishes a Candidate Handbook to assist you in studying for the exams. It is highly recommended you download the handbook in order to become familiar with the type of questions on the exam and the rules for taking the exam. Note: There are NO preparatory courses, seminars, or reference materials sanctioned by ASBOG® other than the ASBOG® Candidate Handbook.

ASBOG® has developed an online preparatory course designed to aid candidates in preparing for the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exam. The 8-hour modular program The course provides an overview of topics tied to the FG exam domains as well as interactive quizzes. Participants have the flexibility to select one of the three packages to best suit their individual needs. Options include the Full Course (includes all eight study modules), one of the more focus study courses - the Core Doman Bundle (includes five study modules), or the Applied Domain Bundle (includes four modules). More information can be found in the free comprehensive overview video at as well as access to the course. Additional information can also be found on the ASBOG® website on the Candidate Resource page.

Special Accommodation Requests

Candidates with accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or other special accommodations, must apply for the accommodations upon application to sit for the exam(s), and be approved by the Nebraska board to take the exam(s) with accommodations. The testing center administrator must be notified approximately 6 weeks in advance of the date of the exam for which the candidate is requesting special consideration.

The Examinations Administrator will charge the actual cost associated with the requested accommodation plus a $35 fee for each instance of approved ADA or other approved special accommodations.

Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Application

Practice of Geology (PG) Application

Reference Form 

Verification of Licensure/Examination Form

ASBOG® Examination Registration Process

NEBOG Handbook

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