Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in geology, engineering geology, or a closely related field. (Geological experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.) (Registration as a Senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination, but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)

Knowledge of: Stratigraphic, structural, historical, and economic geology as related to civil engineering projects; geological processes and survey techniques, equipment, and procedures; fundamental principles of mineralogy, petrography, soil mechanics, and hydrology; photogeology, geological mapping and drafting, and the application of geology to engineering problems; geological literature; subsurface exploration and sampling procedures.

Ability to: Make, record, and evaluate observations on geological engineering problems; make accurate tests, observations, and measurements; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; dictate correspondence and prepare and analyze technical reports.