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
Business Information for Consumers
Business Information for Licensees:
To review information regarding qualifying a geology business, please visit the Board’s ‘Qualifying a Business’ FAQs.
Getting Started In Geology
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.
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.
The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules. Choose a license type to apply.
- Professional Geologist – Initial license by Examination (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Examination Retake – In-State (PG 4703)
- Professional Geologist – Examination Retake – Out-of-State (PG 4703)
- Professional Geologist – Initial License for Out-of-State Applicants (Endorsement) (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Initial License by Endorsement (10 Years of Licensure) (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Upgrade from Geologist In Training to Professional Geologist – In-State (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Upgrade from Geologist In Training to Professional Geologist – Out-of-State (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Provisional License (PG 4701)
- Professional Geologist – Professional Licensure for Military Personnel/Veterans/Military Spouses (MVL 003)
Geologist in Training
Fee Waiver Applications
Note: If you have previously applied for your license, you may check your application status.
|License Types||Continuing Education Requirements||Fee||Expiration Date|
|Professional Geologist||None||$125||7/31/EVEN Year|
Licenses expire July 31st every even year. However, because the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, the deadline has been extended to August 1st.
DBPR will send you a notification that the renewal period is open, at which time you can renew your license(s). This will be 90-120 days before the expiration. All notices will be provided via email. We encourage you to keep your information up-to-date and renew online. DBPR online services offer a quick and easy way to renew your license, find license requirements, apply for a license and update a license.
Before midnight EST on August 1st, 2022, you will need to complete the following requirements to renew your license:
- Pay the renewal fee
For more information concerning your license’s unique requirements, please click the relevant link below:
We encourage you to renew online. However, you can mail your renewal form and fee to:
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
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