Study Aids & Courses for the National (ASBOG®) Geology Licensing Exam,
the California Specific Exam and
the Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology Certification Exams

Hydrogeology Certification Exam Links (Current as of 7/16/19)
All references noted with an * are Board Suggested References

CA Board - Exam Blueprint/Reference List -
Hydrogeology Exam Blueprint (pdf)
CHG Examination Reference List (pdf)
Guidelines for Reports -
Guidelines For Preparing Geologic Reports For \Regional-Scale Environmental & Resource Management Planning - California Geological Survey Note 52 (pdf)
Suggestions to Authors of Reports of the U.S. Geological Survey
Hydrogeology Links -
Heath - Basic Ground-Water Hydrology: Water Supply Paper 2220
Hem - Study and Interpretation of the Chemical Characteristics of Natural Water: Water Supply Paper 2254
Keys - Borehole Geophysics Applied to Ground-Water Investigations: Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 2, Chapter E-2
* US Bureau of Reclamation - Ground Water Manual (pdf)
* US Department of Agriculture - RUSLE Handbook (pdf)
California Hydrogeology Links -
CA DWR Bulletin 118
* CA DWR Bulletin 118 - California’s Groundwater (2003 Update) (pdf)
California Water Plan Update (2018)
CA Groundwater Management
Groundwater Management Program
CA Policy for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
* USGS Professional Paper 1766 - Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer
Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines -
California Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines -
* California Water Code
* Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act 1998 (changes as of 2018) (pdf)
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
California Drinking Water Standards
* California Well Standards
* California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) – Laws and Regulations
* California State Water Resources Control Board Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Guidance Manual (pdf)
* CCR Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 15, Article 4, Section 64431 - CA Code of Regulations - Maximum Contaminant Levels - Inorganic Chemicals
* CCR Title 23 - Waters
CCR Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 15 - CA Code of Regulations - Discharges of Hazardous Waste to Land (pdf)
CCR Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16 - CA Code of Regulations - Underground Tank Regulations (pdf)
CCR Title 27 - CA Code of Regulations - Environmental Protection - Division 2 - Solid Waste
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 20415 - SWRCB - General Water Quality Monitoring and System Requirements
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 20425 - SWRCB - Evaluation Monitoring Program.
* CCR Title 27, Division 2, Chapter 4, Section 22101 - CalRecycle-Corrective Action Cost Estimate Requirements
* State Water Resources Control Board Resolution Number 88-63 (pdf)
U.S. Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines -
EPA - Environmental Laws & Regulations
* EPA - Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
* EPA - Clean Water Act (CWA)
U.S. Drinking Water Standards
Wellhead Protection: A Guide for Small Communities (pdf)
EPA Septic Systems - Guidance, Policy, and Regulations
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual (2002) (pdf)
Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (pdf)
Protecting Underground Sources of Drinking Water from Underground Injection (UIC)
Plugging and Abandoning Injection Wells (pdf)
LNAPL Info (pdf)
DNAPL Info (pdf)
Brownfields Info
General Geology Links -
Topographic Map Symbols
Map Scales
USGS Geologic Time Scale (pdf)
Remote Sensing - Landsat
Aerial Photographs and Satelite Images
Professional Practice and Ethics Guidelines -
AEG Professional Practice Handbook (pdf)
AGI Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct
California's Code of Professional Standards - CCR Title 16, Sec. 3065 et seq.
AIPG Code of Ethics

REG REVIEW, Inc., 1091 Mercury Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: (303) 484-1203 (days & evenings), (916) 456-4870 (evenings) | Fax: (303) 997-2151 | Cell: (603) 714-4841

©2013 REG REVIEW. All Rights Reserved.

ASBOG® does not endorse any examination preparation course, study guide, or publication.