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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, June 2, 2017 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.  Please direct any questions to the Board office. 

     • Notice

     • Agenda​

For 2017 meeting schedule, click here...​


Application Forms

Below are the application forms in PDF format.
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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​


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. ​

2017-2019 Proposed Budget & Associated Amendments to "Operating Budget" and "Fees" Rules. 

The Board's proposed 2017-2019 budget and related materials are now available for review. This budget covers the time period of July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019. The 2017-2019 budget includes proposed fee increases that would go into effect on July 1, 2017. The Board has opened a public comment period through May 18, 2017 on the proposed budget and associated rule changes required to adopt the 2017-2019 budget. The Board is also holding a rule hearing on May 18, 2017. The Board will consider adoption of the 2017-2019 budget and associated rule amendments at its June 2, 2017 quarterly meeting. 


The following documents provide details on the proposed budget, proposed fee increases, and rulemaking process including hearing and comment deadlines. Please direct any questions to the Board office. 

     • Board Notice to Interested Parties with Letter to Registrants  

     • 2017-2019 Proposed Budget 

     • Proposed Amendments to Budget and Fee Rules 

     • 2017-2019 Budget Comparison Scenarios 

     • 2017-2019 Budget Analysis Charts

     • Board Filings with Secretary of State (including Fiscal Impact Statement)​ 

OSBGE Requests Registrant Input on Continuing​ Education Proposal​
The Board greatly appreciates the input received from registrants to date on the topic of continuing education (CE) as part of  geologist registration. Based in part on this input, the Board decided at it's Dec. 2, 2016 meeting to continue its exploration of CE and may ultimately develop a drat legislative proposal by the end of 2017. The Boar​d currently anticipates that the 2019 legislative session would be the earliest a CE proposal would be up for possible consideration.
While there is no formal comment period open at this time, registrants can always submit correspondence to the Board office and are welcome to attend upcoming Board meetings to express their view on CE. 


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.