License Renewal

This is a license renewal year for Professional Geologists, Engineers, and Land Surveyors. As a registered professional you have until September 30, 2017 to renew your license. Registered professionals should have received a notice from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) via US mail to renew their licenses online.  Professionals have experience numerous problems with renewing their licenses using the BPOA's website. In response, BPOA asks that you telephone the help desk by dialing (717) 783-7049Do not submit a paper enrollment form before calling the help desk.

Pennsylvania is One of the Top 3 Net Energy Suppliers in the U.S.

Posted 14 August: According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Pennsylvania ranks 3rd in the nation among energy suppliers.  Not that long ago, Pennsylvania was a net importer of natural gas, but as natural gas production grew from 573 bcf in 2010 to 5,264 bcf in 2016 as a result of the development of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays Pennsylvania is now one of the top natural gas exporters. Pennsylvania also ranks in the top 5 for coal production. MORE

ASBOG® Exam Dates

October 6, 2017 (Application deadline 6/15/17)

March 16, 2018 (Application deadline 11/15/17)

October 5, 2018 (Application deadline 6/15/18)

March 15, 2019 (Application deadline 11/15/18)

October 4, 2019 (Application deadline 6/15/19)

March 20, 2020 (Application deadline 11/15/19)

October 2, 2020 (Application deadline 6/15/20)

More information is available by visiting the ASBOG® web site.

PCPG responds to irresponsible call for hydraulic fracturing moratorium

Posted 28 November:  PCPG's official response statement to the PA Medical Society's recent call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania is available for download.  The society’s 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution at its annual meeting in October calling for the fracking moratorium, registry and research.

As stated previously in PCPG's 2014 Shale Gas Statement, oil and gas exploration and production, utilizing hydraulic fracturing, can and is done in an environmentally responsible manner and provides a great benefit to the Commonwealth.

We encourage PCPG members to download the response statement, write personal notes to your local state house and state senate members, and provide a copy of PCPG's official response. 

Visit the Commonwealth's Find my Legislator tool and enter your zip code to identify your state legislators for your home, and business.

Courses & Events

September 30, 2019 • See order form

Licensure in New York State – Application Period Now Open

Posted 2 September: On July 25th the New York State (NYS) Education Department posted an advisory notice that the planned regulations and application forms for Licensure of Geologists in New York state are now available online via the website for the Office of the Professions. Applications will be accepted immediately and licenses will be issued to those applicants meeting the qualifications for licensure through the grandparent provision starting November 21, 2016. The “grandfathering” period extends until November 20, 2017, after which the ASBOG exam will be required for all applicants.  License Requirements can be viewed HERE.

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