Official ASBOG®
Fundamentals of Geology (FG) Prep Course

Watch the Introductory Guide video to see a Course overview.
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Benefits of ASBOG's Training Course

Prepared and presented by ASBOG Subject Matter Experts (SME's)

Practical approach

Our training is designed to provide the skills in a practical approach. Our candidates' success is our best asset in showing the quality of our training.

Nationally oriented

Strategies shared and knowledge earned allows our candidates to immediately start their professional careers as a licensed Professional Geologist.

For your career

Boost your career within the company you are working or grow at your own business by becoming a licensed Professional Geologist. 

Our Instructors

Dr. Martin Helmke
West Chester University
Professor of Geology.  Dr. Helmke is the instructor for the General Geology and Field Investigations & Hydrogeology domains.
Dr. Karen Tefend
University of West Georgia
Professor of Geology.  Dr. Tefend is the instructor for the Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry domain.
Dr. Jason Patton
Arkansas Tech University
Professor of Geology.  Dr. Patton is the instructor for the Geomorphology and Surficial Processes domain.
Dr. Marjorie Chan
University of Utah
Professor of Geology. Dr. Chan is the instructor for the Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology domain.
Dr. Jeff Connelly
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Professor of Geology. Dr. Connelly is the instructor for the Structure, Tectonics and Seismology domain.
Dr. Lance Yarbrough
University of Mississippi
Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering. Dr. Yarbrough is the instructor for the Engineering Geology & Mineral and Energy Resources domains.


How long will I have access to the FG Prep Course content?

Access to the prep course will be removed six (6) months after your course registration.

If I don't pass the FG exam, will I need to pay to access the Prep Course again?

Hopefully, you will pass the FG exam on the first try.  However, if you do not pass the FG exam, you can be reinstated for the prep course for an additional six (6) months.  Just send us an email through the contact us link.

Since 1991, the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) has provided uniform licensure examinations to State Boards of geology to assist in the determination of competency within the profession.

ASBOG has amassed the expertise to develop the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination through active participation by its members and licensed professionals, academics, and practitioners across the United States.  As such, ASBOG is uniquely positioned to prepare candidates in the eight (8) content domains of the profession.

ASBOG has developed this prep course that brings together six experienced educators, who are professionally licensed, to review the eight content domains covered on the FG examination. Taking this course does not guarantee that you will pass the FG examination. Upon completion of this course, you will be positioned for success, having received a comprehensive foundation from geologists adept in the test methods and subject matter presented in the FG examination, from which additional exam preparation efforts can be focused.

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