The Professional Geologists Licensing Program was created in 2007 to regulate geologists in the State of Tennessee. The current requirements for the licensure of soil scientists can be found in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 62, Chapter 36.


The mission of the Tennessee Professional Geologists Licensing Program is to protect the public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of geologists.

Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Announcements:

  • Candidates are encouraged to apply for exams as early as possible to ensure that seating can be secured at one of their preferred testing locations. There is no application deadline for the examination – seats are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Seats have been blocked in cities/states where capacity is limited.  The seat block will be removed 10 days prior to the exams.
  • Once an application is received with all required supporting documentation, candidates will be uploaded to the testing vendor. Once uploaded, candidates will automatically receive an admission letter from the Prometric Registration Portal, providing guidance on how to register and pay for the exams and select a testing facility. A step-by-step registration guide for candidates can be found in the ASBOG Candidate Handbook found here. You can find the ASBOG candidate resources here.
  • For those candidates interested in practicing the computer-based test format, a “test drive” provided by Prometric can be accessed at no cost on the ASBOG website through this link: TestDrive.