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ASBOG introduces a new online preparatory course designed to aid candidates in their preparations for the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exam. The 8-hour modular program was developed by a distinguished panel of licensed academic professional geologists from across the nation. The course provides an overview of topics tied to FG exam domains as well as interactive quizzes. Participants will have the flexibility to select one of three course packages to best suit their individual needs. Options include the Full Course (including all eight study modules), or one of the more focused study courses – the Core Domain Bundle (including five study modules) or the Applied Domain Bundle (four study modules).

Candidates interested in the Prep Course can view a free comprehensive overview video of the FG Prep Course contents. Additional information can also be found on the ASBOG website.

On June 30, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed “The Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act” (HB 1193) which eliminates unnecessary regulations and reduces barriers to entry for certain professions. Effective July 1, 2020 there is a new category of Geology Licensure by Endorsement for applicants who have held a license for at least 10 years in another state(s) or territory and have taken an exam equivalent to the exam required by the Board. However, such applicants must apply while they hold a valid license in another state(s) or within 2 years after the expiration of such license.

To ensure all efforts are being taken to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public, all licensed Professional Geologists have a duty to report to the Department any violations of Ch. 492, Florida Statutes and Ch. 455, Florida Statutes, including any possible unlicensed activity. Unlicensed activity is illegal, and can be reported (anonymously or not) by calling the Department’s ULA Hotline at 866.532.1440 or by sending an email to

Geologist in Training Registration

Additional information on the Geologist in Training Registration

Senate Bill 404, which establishes a Geologist in Training Registration (GIT) in the State of Florida, was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 13, 2014 and will take effect January 1, 2015. The new law will allow applicants to take the fundamentals portion of the geology licensure examination and be registered as a Geologist In Training. Applicants must be in their final year or have graduated with at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours from an approved geology curriculum. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation will post and begin accepting applications from its website beginning January 2015. For details on the new law please go to and review the application for additional requirements or call (850) 487-1395.

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