California Occupational License

License Title:
    Geologist-In-Training (GIT)
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
     Geologists and Geophysicists Program

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento,  CA  95833 - 2944

     Phone Number: (916) 263-2222
     Fax Number: (916) 263-2246

     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:

Examination Requirements: National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination (4-hours).

Application Fee: For current fee schedule, please refer to the Board’s website at: .

Background Check: Completing a background check is required for licensure. All applicants are required to submit fingerprints prior to sitting for examination. This applies to all new and refile applicants. For more information, please refer to the Board’s website at:

Certification: Geologist-In-Training (GIT)

Examination Frequency: Semi-Annual (spring and fall). For details and final filing dates, please refer to the Board’s website at:

Exam Locations: Alternating between Northern and Southern California. For more information, please refer to the examination schedule on the Board’s website at:

Education Requirement: Graduation from a college or university with a major in geological sciences or any other discipline that, in the opinion of the Board, is relevant to geology. The exam may be taken before graduation, but the GIT certificate will not be awarded until proof of graduation is submitted.

Average Time to Process Application: Three (3) months.

Renewal: None.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Chapter 12.5, California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 29.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 192042