Mission Statement

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

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UPDATE:  On May 19, 2017, Executive Order 2017-06 – “Idaho Licensing Freedom Act” was signed, and comments are being accepted from interested persons in response to that Executive Order. Please click here for more information or to comment.

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2013 Newsletter

2016 Newsletter

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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