Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our site and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.

To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.

You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments.  All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board’s manager.


The State Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists was established to ensure public safety through licensure and certification of professional geologists and soil scientists defined by education and experience.

The primary responsibility of the Board is to examine, certify and grant certificates to applicants who qualify to practice as geologists and soil scientists in the State, and to maintain current information on licensed geologists and soil scientists.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

License verifications is available at no charge by visiting Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists online licensing portal. OPOR does not issue paper license verifications.

Future correspondence from the State Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

ATTENTION Geologists and Soil Scientists:

For your information, effective September 19, 2019 the State Board of Licensure of Geologists and Soil Scientists law deleted outdated terminology by removing all references of “certified geologist” and “certified soil scientist” and replacing them with “licensed geologist” and “licensed soil scientist”, as appropriate.  Updating the term with “licensed” does not affect the professional qualifications you hold as a geologist or soil scientist.

What's New

Requirement to Report Convictions and Contact Information Within 10 Days of the Occurance

10 Day Notification