The California Professional Geologist License

Obtaining a Professional Geologist (PG) License

Becoming a PG is a significant professional accomplishment and there are many rewards:


The Geology Concentration is designed to satisfy

the educational requirements for obtaining a PG license

Useful Links Relating to Professional Geologist Licensure

Here is the key document: "Regulations Relating to the Practices of Geology and Geophysics" (Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3000-3067). Beginning on Page 8 (Section 3022) the Education requirements are defined, followed by the Experience requirements. 

Note: Reading through the legalese of these documents can be kind of a slog. 

If you have questions please email Cal Poly Geology

California Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG)

Professional Geologists are eligible for a further certification as a Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG). Information about the examination process can be found here. Information about the exam content is here