Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists

2617 E. Lincolnway, Suite I, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

(307) 742-1118 | prof.geo@wyo.gov

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Thank you for your interest in certification as a geologist-in-training or licensure as a professional geologist in Wyoming. You are required to have successfully passed the Field Geologist (FG) exam before applying for Professional Geologist (PG) licensure. These exams may be applied for concurrent examination. To ensure you have met Wyoming requirements needed for submission of your application, please take time to verify that you have downloaded and addressed each of the following items:

Application Fees

Applying for your geologist-in-training certification (requirement for PG application): $35.00

Applying for professional licensure (PG): $75.00

Applying for both: $110.00

In order to qualify for professional licensure you must first have your geologist-in-training certification. However, you may apply for both exams if all requirements are met. The application fee for both exams is $110.00. Following approval of your Wyoming application, you will receive contact from the board office notifying you that you've met all requirements to sit for the exam(s). You will also receive further steps to register, schedule and submit payment for your computer-based testing.

When applying to practice in Wyoming through reciprocity:

If you are seeking professional Wyoming licensure while you hold an active license in another state, you may apply through reciprocity. The application fee for this procedure is $75.00. All of our requirements remain the same with the addition of a license verification directly from your respective board.

You must read these documents thoroughly before completing your application. There are different requirements required for the PG license and the GIT certification.

Return your completed application and appropriate application fee to the Board.

A personal check, money order, or credit card is acceptable for payment of fees to:

WBPG

2617 E. Lincolnway, Suite I

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

Attention: Exam Applicants

Properly completed applications, including all supporting documentation (transcripts and references and payments) must be received in the Board office via postal mail or e-mail at least ninety (90) days prior to examination dates. Please see the Important Deadline information in this website.

If the Board has not received and approved an application by the order deadline for a specific examination date, the application will be processed for the next offered examination date.

Professional Licensure Reciprocity Agreement

The Wyoming Board of Geologists' Practice Act authorizes the WBPG to license a person who has not met the examination requirement if the person is licensed to practice a discipline of geology under the law of another state or foreign country. It allows the Board to issue licenses to applicants who provide proof of licensure or registration under requirements that the Board determines to be substantially similar to those established by WBPG.

To encourage licensure by reciprocity, WBPG has been working with other states to facilitate agreements and promote cooperative licensure.

Study Material

You will find the National State Boards of Geology, ASBOG, site valuable as you prepare for your exam.

See the ASBOG Candidate Handbook.

CRITICAL EXAM INFORMATION BELOW:

Spring Exams March 17, 2023

FG and PG exams administered

Exam results for the Fall 2022 exam session are being processed by ASBOG. Results will arrive in the board office by end of December 2022.

All of your application documents may be scanned and emailed to prof.geo@wyo.gov

Contact your Board office with your questions at 307-742-1118


EXCITING CHANGES COMING TO OUR NATIONAL GEOLOGY EXAMS IN 2023

  • ASBOG has announced that the FG and the PG exams will be changed to computer-based format beginning with the spring 2023 exams.

  • Read of the provisional changes here.

UPCOMING EXAMS:

Spring 2023 - March 17

Fall 2023 - October 6

Spring 2024 - March 15

Fall 2024 - October 4

DOES LICENSURE OF GEOLOGISTS PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT? YES!

Geologists make use of their special knowledge for the benefit of the public: from the obvious, e.g., exploration and development of mineral resources plus development of water resources’ to the less obvious, e.g., evaluating the stability of foundations for buildings, dams, bridges and roadways, plus many others. Few other professions affect the public more than geology, especially through collaboration with the construction and engineering professions. A popular saying with much merit: "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."

Geologists interpret, engineers design and build. Geologists investigate earth materials and processes and advise how to compensate for those conditions to assure safety. Engineers take this information, and working with geologists and others, determine how to design and build safe structures in a cost-effective manner.