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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, March 3, 2017 in Salem Oregon. See the meeting notice and agenda for more details. Please direct any questions to the Board office. 

     • Notice

     • Agenda ​

For 2017 meeting schedule, click here...​

Joint Compliance Committee

The committee next meets February 2, 2017. See notice for more details or contact the Board office. 

     • Notice​​ 


Application Forms

Below are the application forms in PDF format.
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OSBGE Requests Registrant Input on Continuing​ Education Proposal​
The Board has created a continuing education (CE) proposal for consideration by its registrants.  The Board is seeking comments to help gauge interest and consider potential issues before embarking on the long and time consuming effort needed to seek legislative approval of a CE requirement.  The Board feels strongly that a CE requirement would benefit public health, safety, and welfare with respect to the public practice of geology but wants to know if a majority of its registrants agrees with this viewpoint.  The process for providing input to the Board is to send comments via email to osbge.info@state.or.us or regular mail to the Board office care of the Administrator.  The deadline for written comments is October 31, 2016.  Public comments can also be provided at the Board’s scheduled quarterly meetings (Sept. 16 and Dec. 2).  The Board intends to make a decision at the Dec. 2, 2016 meeting about whether or not to begin the process of seeking legislative approval.  Please read the following documents for more details:


Rule Revision in Effect
At it's Sept. 16, 2016 meeting, OSBGE adopted revisions to numerous rules and deleted one rule.  The final rule language is posted here both with changes shown and in final form as filed with the Oregon Secretary of State.  The rule revisions are effective as filing on Sept. 20, 2016.  The public notice for these rule changes was issued and posted in July of this year.


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.