OAR 809-030-0025
Qualifications for Geologist Fundamentals Examination and Certification as a Geologist-in-Training


To qualify to take the geologist fundamentals section of the national examination, a candidate shall:


Have an undergraduate degree in geology, geological sciences, or earth science from an accredited college or university; or


Have successfully completed sufficient qualifying geology coursework, as specified in (2), from an accredited college or university.


A candidate must have successfully completed 45 quarter hours of qualifying geologic coursework, of which 36 quarter hours as presented in the official transcript of the candidate were upper division coursework from the following list or other upper division coursework substitutions approved by the Board:


Climate change science;


Coastal processes;


Economic geology;


Engineering geology;


Environmental geology;


Geochemistry or Hydrogeochemistry;


Geographic Information Systems (GIS);


Geology field camp;


Geology field methods;








Glacial geology;


Groundwater hydrology;


Groundwater modelling;


Historical geology;






Marine geology;


Mineral exploration;


Mineralogy, Optical mineralogy, or Clay mineralogy;


Petroleum geology;






Remote sensing;


Rock mechanics;






Soil science;




Structural geology;




The Board delegates to the Board application review coordinator the authority to approve coursework substitutions under (2) of this rule.


To qualify for registration as a Geologist-in-Training (GIT), an applicant must meet the following requirements:


Passed the fundamentals section of the national examination. An applicant who passed the fundamentals section of the national examination in another jurisdiction must provide official documentation of the examination score and also must demonstrate qualifying education as defined in (1) and (2) of this rule.


Submitted a complete application on forms provided by the Board;


Submitted applicable fees as per OAR 809-010-0001 (Fees).


The GIT registration is a title only registration. A GIT is not authorized to independently practice geology for others or use the titles “Registered Geologist” or “Certified Engineering Geologist”.

Source: Rule 809-030-0025 — Qualifications for Geologist Fundamentals Examination and Certification as a Geologist-in-Training, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=809-030-0025.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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