Mission Statement

To help safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public welfare through the registration and regulation of geologists in Idaho.

Welcome to the Board's webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.


Licensing Freedom Act

Executive Order 2017-06 required State agencies to submit a report to the Office of the Governor no later than July 1, 2018. The report was to assess whether the licensure requirements are necessary and in the public interest while providing recommendations for improvement, modification or elimination. The Board's report can be found here.



The Bureau has been made aware of scam artists who may target licensees. If you get a call, e-mail, text or other communication from an individual claiming to represent the Bureau of Occupational Licenses or the Board, here is some information to help you identify whether it is a scam:

The Boards and the Bureau WILL NOT:

• Ask for personal information that does not relate to your license renewal (such as your credit card number or bank account number)
• Demand immediate payment on fines that are not yet due
• Ask for or accept prepaid cards such as Green Dot MoneyPak
• Offer to alter a disciplinary order that has already been entered by the Board
• Ask for or take payments over the phone

The Boards and the Bureau WILL:

• Send renewal notices in the mail
• Take payments on the official website at
• Send inspectors who have a State of Idaho photo ID to establishments

If you ever question whether a communication you received is from the Board or the Bureau, do not provide personal information or payment.  Instead, call the Bureau at (208) 334-3233 for assistance.

 Please note, the Board's newsletters can be read here:

2013 Newsletter

2016 Newsletter

Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas.

The terms, "geology and professional geology," includes any professional service such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, and mapping, or responsible supervision of such activities in connection with any public or private project, as governed by the principles of geology, wherein the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, or property is concerned or involved, when such service is rendered in a professional capacity and requires the application of geologic principles and data.

A person who practices any branch of the profession of geology, or who in any way represents himself to be a geologist, or through the use of some other title implies that he is a geologist or that he is registered under this chapter, or who holds himself out as able to perform, or who does perform any geological services or work recognized as geology shall be construed to practice geology.

Geologists are regulated in Idaho. All geologists are required to be registered.

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at