Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists
2617 E. Lincolnway, Suite I, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
(307) 742-1118 | email@example.com
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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:
Applying for your geologist-in-training certification (successful completion required to meet the 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.
REMEMBER: If your Wyoming PG license was earned prior to 1991 by being grandfathered, you must maintain an active license, renewing annually, to avoid losing your professional status, which will require passing the ASBOG exams to be returned to active status again.
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.
Professional Reference Form (3 copies)
Supplementary Information Sheet (2 copies)
Wyoming Geologists Practice Act (Wyoming Statutes §33-41-101 through §33-41-121)
Credit Card Authorization Form for payment
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:
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.
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:
Fall Exams October 6, 2023 Computer based tests for FG and PG exams administered
You will be contacted by email regarding exam results for the Spring 2023 exam session.
All of your application documents may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.