Professional licensure in geological sciences and engineering

Below is information regarding educational requirements for certification and licensure in geology and engineering as it pertains to our degree programs in geological sciences and engineering. We encourage you to contact the licensing board for individual states you wish to apply to if you are interested in seeking certification as a Geologist-in-Training, Engineer-in-Training/Engineering Intern, as well as understanding the future steps needed to obtain licensure or registration in these fields.

 
Professional licensure in geological sciences
State/territory Meets the educational requirements for certification as a Geologist-in-Training/Intern* Meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Geologist? State licensing agency Contact
Alabama Yes Yes Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists (334) 420-7236
Alaska No certification process** Yes Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (907) 465-2691
Arizona Yes Yes Arizona Board of Technical Registration (602) 364-4930
Arkansas Yes Yes Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists (501) 683-0150
California Yes Yes California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (916) 999-3600
Colorado No certification process** No licensing process** Colorado Geological Survey (303) 384-2655
Connecticut No certification process** No licensing process** Connecticut Geological Survey Email Connecticut Geological Survey
Delaware No certification process** Yes Delaware Division of Professional Regulation (302) 744-4500
District of Columbia No certification process** No licensing process** N/A N/A
Florida Yes Yes Florida Board of Professional Geologists (850) 487-1395
Georgia No certification process** Yes Georgia Board of Geologists (404) 656-2881
Guam No certification process** No licensing process** N/A N/A
Hawaii No certification process** No licensing process** N/A N/A
Idaho No certification process** Yes Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists (208) 334-3233
Illinois No certification process** Yes Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (888) 473-4858
Indiana No certification process** Yes Indiana Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists (812) 855-7428
Iowa No certification process** No licensing process** Iowa Geological Survey (319) 335-1575
Kansas Yes Yes Kansas State Board of Technical Professions (785) 296-3053
Kentucky Yes Yes Kentucky Board of Registration for Professional Geologists (502) 892-4261
Louisiana Yes Yes Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists (225) 505-3766
Maine No certification process** Yes Maine Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists (207) 624-8606
Maryland No certification process** No licensing process** Maryland Geological Survey (410) 554-5500
Massachusetts No certification process** No licensing process** Massachusetts Geological Survey (413) 545-4814
Michigan No certification process** No licensing process** Michigan Geological Survey (269) 387-8649
Minnesota Yes Yes Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (AELSLAGID) (651) 296-2388
Mississippi Yes Yes Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists (601) 354-6370
Missouri Yes Yes Missouri Board of Geologist Registration (573) 526-7625
Montana No certification process** No licensing process** Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (406) 272-1600
Nebraska Yes Yes Nebraska Board of Geologists (402) 471-8383
Nevada No certification process** No licensing process** Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (775) 784-6691
New Hampshire No certification process** Yes New Hampshire Board of Professional Geologists (603) 271-2152
New Jersey No certification process** No licensing process** New Jersey Geological and Water Survey (609) 292-1185
New Mexico No certification process** No licensing process** New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (575) 835-5490
New York Yes Yes New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions

(518) 474-3817

Press 1, then extension 570

North Carolina Yes Yes North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists (919) 850-9669
North Dakota No certification process** No licensing process** North Dakota Geological Society Email North Dakota Geological Society
Ohio No certification process** No licensing process** Ohio Division of Geological Survey (614) 265-6576
Oklahoma No certification process** No licensing process** Oklahoma Geological Survey (405) 325-3031
Oregon Yes Yes Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners (503) 566-2837
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (717) 783-7049
Puerto Rico Yes Yes Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Geologists

(787) 722-2122

Extension 4308 or 4309

Rhode Island No certification process** No licensing process** Rhode Island Geological Survey (401) 874-2265
South Carolina No certification process** Yes Board of Registration for Geologists (803) 896-4575
South Dakota No certification process** No licensing process** South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (605) 677-5227
Tennessee No certification process** Yes Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (615) 741-2241
Texas Yes Yes Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (512) 936-4408
Utah No certification process** Yes Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (801) 530-6628
Vermont No certification process** No licensing process** Vermont Geological Survey (802) 522-5401
Virgin Islands No certification process** No licensing process** N/A N/A
Virginia Yes Yes Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists (804) 367-8506
Washington No certification process** Yes Washington State Department of Licensing (360) 664-1497
West Virginia No certification process** No licensing process** West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (304) 594-2331
Wisconsin No certification process** Yes Wisconsin Board of Professional Geologists, Hydrologists and Soil Scientists (608) 266-2112
Wyoming Yes Yes Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists (307) 742-1118

*Certification as a Geologist-in-Training/Intern is optional in many states and may not be a required step in becoming a licensed professional geologist. Reach out to the licensing agency of the state in which you plan to seek licensure for more information.

**As of the time of publishing, the University has determined to the best of its ability that this state does not have a certification/licensing process for professional geologists. If you intend to practice in this state, please reach out to the appropriate state agency for more information on occupational regulations.

Last updated/reviewed:12/17/21

 
Professional licensure in geological engineering
State/territory Meets the educational requirements for certification as an Engineer Intern/In-Training* Meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Engineer?  State licensing agency Contact 
Alabama Yes Yes Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (334) 242-5568
Alaska No Certification Process** Yes Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors (907) 465-2540
Arizona Yes Yes Arizona Board of Technical Registration (602) 364-4930
Arkansas Yes Yes Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors (501) 682-2824
California Yes Yes (PG & CEG) California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (916) 999-3600
Colorado Yes Yes Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations (303) 894-7800
Connecticut Yes Yes Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (860) 713-6100
Delaware No Certification Process** Yes Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (302) 323-4588
District of Columbia No Certification Process** Yes District of Columbia, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (202) 442-4320
Florida Yes Yes Florida Board of Professional Engineers (850) 521-0500
Georgia Yes Yes Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (844) 753-7825
Guam Yes Yes Guam Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors (671) 646-3115
Hawaii No Certification Process** Yes Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects (808) 586-3000
Idaho Yes Yes Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (208) 373-7210
Illinois Yes Yes State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 1 (888) 473-4858
Indiana Yes Yes State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (317) 234-3022
Iowa Yes Yes Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board (515) 725-9022
Kansas Yes Yes Kansas State Board of Technical Professions (785) 296-3053
Kentucky Yes Yes Kentucky Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors (502) 573-2680
Louisiana Yes Yes Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (225) 925-6291
Maine Yes Yes Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers (207) 287-3236
Maryland Yes Yes Maryland Board for Professional Engineers (410) 230-6010
Massachusetts Yes Yes Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (617) 701-8801
Michigan No Certification Process** Yes Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (517) 241-0199
Minnesota Yes Yes Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (651) 296-2388
Mississippi Yes Yes Mississippi Board of Licensure for Progressional Engineers and Surveyors (601) 359-6160
Missouri Yes Yes Missouri Board For Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects (573) 751-0047
Montana Yes Yes Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (406) 841-2360
Nebraska Yes Yes State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects (402) 471-2021
Nevada Yes Yes Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (775) 688-1231
New Hampshire Yes Yes New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, Board of Professional Engineers (603) 271-2152
New Jersey Yes Yes New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (973) 504-6460
New Mexico Yes Yes New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors (505) 476-4565
New York Yes Yes New York State Education Department (518) 474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 570 (voice)
North Carolina Yes Yes The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (919) 791-2000 
North Dakota Yes Yes North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (701) 258-0786
Ohio Yes Yes Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors (877) 644-6364
Oklahoma Yes Yes Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (405) 521-2874
Oregon Yes Yes Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (503) 362-2666
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists  (717) 783-7049
Puerto Rico Yes Yes Gobierno de Puerto Rico, Departmento de Estado (787) 722-2121
Rhode Island Yes Yes Rhode Island Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (401) 889-5487
South Carolina Yes Yes South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors (803) 896-4422
South Dakota Yes Yes South Dakota Board of Technical Professions (605) 394-2510
Tennessee Yes Yes Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners (615) 741-2241
Texas Yes Yes Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (512) 440-7723
Utah No Certification Process** Yes Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (801) 530-6628
Vermont Yes Yes Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation (802) 828-1505
Virgin Islands Yes Yes Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (340) 713-3522 (St. Croix)
(340) 714-3522 (St. Thomas)
Virginia Yes Yes Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (804) 367-8506
Washington Yes Yes Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (360) 664-1575
West Virginia Yes Yes West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (304) 558-3554
Wisconsin Yes Yes State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (608) 266-2112
Wyoming Yes Yes Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (307) 777-6155

*Certification as an Engineer-in-Training/Intern is optional in many states and may not be a required step in becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. Reach out to the licensing agency of the state in which you plan to seek licensure for more information.

**As of the time of publishing, the University has determined to the best of its ability that this state does not have a certification process for Engineers-in-Training/Interns. If you intend to practice in this state, please reach out to the appropriate state agency for more information on occupational regulations.

Last updated/reviewed: 12/17/21