Professional Licensure in Minnesota

The Minnesota Section of AIPG strongly supports geoloscience registration in Minnesota. A professional geologist is licensed to practice geoscience in a manner that protects the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the State of Minnesota. Professional licensure ensures a minimum level of compitency as much of today's geological practice affects the health, safety and welfare of the public, the environment, and the economy and feasibility of engineered works.

MN Board of AELSLAGID

Licensure of geoscientists in Minnesota is administered by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design (MN Board of AELSLAGID).

Studying for the FG or PG exams

If you are looking for information on study guides to prepare for the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Fundamentals of Geology (FG) or Practice of Geology (PG) please visit the ASBOG website.

If you're taking the FG and would like to try and partner with others to study exam materials, please email the AIPG Minnesota Section of your interest and we will add you to the group mailing list for coordination purposes! The current study group is preparting for the FG exam on Friday, March 20, 2020. 

If you're taking the PG and would like to try and partner with others to study exam materials, please email the AIPG Minnesota Section of your interest and we will add you to the group mailing list for coordination purposes!  A study group is currently forming for the PG exam on Friday, October 2, 2020.

More Information

AIPG and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) partnered to form the Geosciences Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). GOLI presents live webinars and on-demand online courses that provide up to date inforamtion on technical and applied geosience topics that are taught by a range of experts from accross the geosicences.  The Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements and the ASBOG National Geology License Examinations GOLI course is available on-demand.