Paperless Licensing, effective 04/06/2018
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license geologists in the State of Florida. The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for geologists and geology businesses. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.

Geologists

Geologists

Richard “Rick” Morrison, Executive Director

The Board of Professional Geologists is responsible for licensing and regulating the practice of professional geology. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, to review disciplinary cases, and to conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. The board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Traditional Tasks Performed by Florida Professional Geologists

Helpful hints for endorsement applicants

Getting Started In Geologists

In general the term “geology” means the science which includes the treatment of the earth and its origin and history, in general; the investigation of the earth’s crust and interior and the solids and fluids, including all surface and underground waters, and gases which compose the earth; the study of the natural agents, forces, and processes which cause changes in the earth; and the utilization of this knowledge of the earth and its solids, fluids, and gases, and their collective properties and processes, for the benefit of humankind.

Professional Geologist

PG – A “professional geologist” means an individual who by reason of their knowledge of geology, soils, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences, acquired by education and practical experience, is capable of practicing or performing, or offers to perform, geological services, including, but not limited to, consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, and geologic mapping.

Geologist Business

GB – A “geologist business” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other form of business entity engaged in the practice or performance of geology.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

Professional Geologist
  • Professional Geologist – Initial license by Examination (PG 4701)    Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Examination Retake – In-State (PG 4703)  Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Examination Retake – Out-of-State (PG 4703)  Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Initial License for Out-of-State Applicants (Endorsement) (PG 4701) Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Upgrade from Geologist In Training to Professional Geologist – In-State (PG 4701)  Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Upgrade from Geologist In Training to Professional Geologist – Out-of-State (PG 4701) Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Provisional License (PG 4701) Start Now
  • Professional Geologist – Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003) Start Now
Geologist in Training
  • Geologist In Training – Initial Registration by Examination (PG 4706)  Start Now
  • Geologist In Training – Examination Retake (PG 4707)  Start Now
  • Geologist In Training – Initial Registration for Out-of-State Applicants (Endorsement) (PG 4706)  Start Now
Geology Business (Certificate of Authorization)
  • Geology Certificate of Authorization, aka Business License  (PG 4702)  Start Now

Fee Waiver Applications

Examination Information

Applicants for licensure as a professional geologist are required to take and pass the written examination produced and provided by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). For more information, including examination dates and locations, visit the Geology Examinations Information page.

Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.

  • Request for Name Change, Address Change, Status Change, Close Business, or Change Geologist of Record (PG 4704)  Start Now
  • Licensure from Null and Void (PG 4705)  Start Now
License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Professional Geologist None $125 7/31/EVEN Year
Geology Business None $350 7/31/EVEN Year
Geologist-In-Training None None Not Renewable

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Board of Professional Geologists
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040