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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.
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Next Quarterly Meeting​

OSBGE will convene on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Salem Oregon. More information will be posted closer to the meeting date.   



​Application Forms

Below are the application forms in PDF format.
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​OSBGE  Rule Making
OSBGE is seeking public comments on proposed rulemaking, specifically: (a) amendments to 809-010-001, 809-015-0000,809-015-0005, 809-015-0010, 809-020-0025, and 809-055-0000 and (b) repeal of 809-015-0015. See the notices, fiscal impact filing, and rules text documents poster here for more information about the proposed changes. 
The Board is holding a rule hearing on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9 AM.  The hearing location is the Association Center, 707 13th St SE, Suite 114, Salem, OR 97301. Verbal or written comments may be provided at the hearing. However, you do not need to attend the hearing to provide comments. Written comments may also be provided to the Board office through close of business (i.e. 5 PM) on Friday, July 29, 2016. Comments can be sent by mail, e-mail, or by fax.


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.