Application Forms

Professional Geologist Licensure by RECIPROCITY
All comity/reciprocity applications must be complete in the Board Office no later than 30 days prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Board.  Tentative Board meeting dates are available on this web site under "About Us".  The fee for Professional Geologist by Reciprocity application in Kansas is $250.

Fundamental of Geology EXAM
This application is to determine eligibility for the Fundamentals of Geology Examination.  The fee for this examination is $170 payable to the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions.

Professional Geologist Licensure by EXAM
This application is to determine eligibility for the Professional Geology Examination.  The fee for this examination is $310 payable to the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions.

Reinstatement Application
If your Kansas Professional Geologist license has lapsed or been cancelled, you must complete the Reinstatement Application.  The fee is $100.

Return to Practice Application
If your Professional Geologist license has been on Retired status, you must complete the Return to Practice Application to change your license to Active status.  Continuing education is required for Active status.

Emeritus Status Application
A Professional Geologist who chooses this status may not work in Kansas, however they may use their professional title in conjunction with the word "emeritus."  No renewal required.

Please note: To download applications, Adobe Acrobat Reader for your version of Windows is required. If you do not have this reader, click here and follow directions for installation. After form has downloaded, complete the forms and print.

Exam Information

GEOLOGY EXAM FEES are payable to the KSBTP office along with a completed application.  The Fundamentals of Geology Exam fee is $170.  The Practice of Geology Exam fee is $310.

Geology exam candidates will receive official notice with exact location and reporting time from the KSBTP Board office.  If you are an exam candidate and do not receive the admittance notice within two weeks of the exam date, contact the Board office at 785-296-8612 or  Posted exam dates and locations are subject to change.

The Professional Geologists Candidate Handbook is available on the ASBOG website at

Exam RETAKE or NO-SHOW Information:  Any applicant who is admitted to an examination and who either does not appear for the exam or who fails the exam, must again pay the fee to take the exam in another exam administration.  Kansas law does not provide for refunds of any exam fees.

Exam applicants with a baccalaureate degree from outside the United States must have the degree evaluated.  Early deadlines apply.  Please contact the Board office for more information.

Geologist News Items

The next EXAM date for the Fundamentals of Geology AND Practice of Geology exams is October 2, 2015.  The deadline to submit a completed application packet is July 1, 2015.

The next renewal window for Professional Geologists is from May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 for Professional Geologists whose last name begins with M-Z.  Continuing Education of 30 PDHs is required at renewal.

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Page last updated March 6, 2015.