Professional Geologist - Initial Licensure by Endorsement (10 years of experience) (PG 4701)
If an applicant for endorsement has been licensed in another state for more than 10 years and met all endorsement requirements except passing an approved exam, the applicant may be allowed to take the Florida approved exam in order to endorse into a Florida license. Such applicants must be currently active within two years of expiration.
DEFINITION:Endorsement is licensure of individuals who hold a substantially equivalent license in another state and would like to become licensed in Florida based on their out-of-state license.
OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE: Complete a License Verification in another state that required the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) exam and submit a copy of the laws and rules at the time you were licensed in that state.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:An official transcript is required demonstrating a degree in geology or related field.An applicant needs at least 5 years of verified professional geological work experience, which includes a minimum of 3 years of professional geological work under the supervision of a licensed or qualified geologist or professional engineer registered under chapter 471 as qualified in the field or discipline of professional engineering work performed; or has a minimum of 5 years of verified geological work experience in responsible charge of geological work as determined by the board. Responsible charge is direct control and personal supervision of geological work done by oneself or by others over whom the applicant exercises supervisory authority.This is not a complete listing of educational and experience requirements. Please see the application instructions page for complete information. If an applicant for endorsement has 10 or more years of experience as a licensed geologist in another state.
FEE:Pay the required fee as provided in the application. If applying online, you can pay with a credit card or electronic check. If mailing your application, please include a check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans, their spouses and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit ourDBPR Military Servicespage for more information.
APPLICATION:Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.
If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.
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