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  • Welcome to the Geologist Board Website
    The mission of the Board of Geologist Examiners is to help assure the safety, health, and welfare of Oregonians with regard to the public practice of geology through:
    1. Licensing of those engaged in the public practice of geology;
    2. Response to complaints from the public and members of the profession;
    3. Public education directed at appropriate regulatory communities;
    4. Cooperation with closely related Boards and Commissions;
    5. Attention to ethics; and
    6. Systematic outreach to counties, cities, and registrants.
Information Current Topics
Next Quarterly Meeting​

OSBGE will convene on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the geology department​ of Portland State University for it's next quarterly meeting. See notice and agenda for more information or contact the Board Office.


•​ Agenda  


Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting

The OBSGE Rules Advisory Committee will convene on May 20, 2016 to consider the provided feedback on possible rule revisions. The public can participate in the meeting​ at the OBDGE office. See notice and Agenda for more information or contact the Board office.



•​ Agenda  

Joint Compliance Committee (JCC)

The JCC meets next on May 5, 2016. The public can participate in the meeting at the office of the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering & Land Surveying. See the meeting agenda​ and notice for more information or contact the OSBGE office.




​Application Forms

Below are the application forms in PDF format.
Drought Resources 

Oregon is experiencing drought conditions in many areas of the state.  To learn mor​e about drought conditions, drought assistance, and what you can do to use water wisely, click here.

To read Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 15-09 - Directing State Agencies to Plan for Resiliency to Drought, to Meet the Challenges that a Changing Climate Brings, click here​

OSBGE 2015-2017 Budget Finalized 
At a meeting on May 29, 2015 OSBGE finalized its budget for the 2015-2017 biennium. No changes were made to the recommended budget that was released May 1, 2015 for public review.    
      • Budget Detail Sheet

Attention:  ​OSBGE offers three geologic report guidelines that address best practices and a professional practices guide that addresses many​ common questions regarding the public practice of geology. These documents are available under the Publications tab in the left hand menu.