Geologist - State Exam

As of 2015, the State Exam for Geologists will be held jointly with the University of Roma Tre. The exam will be given in alternate years to the two universities, starting at Sapienza. 

Admission Requisites

You can register for the Geologist State Exam if you have one of the following degrees:

  • Current Academic System Degrees: LM-74, LM-75, LM-79 (DM 270/04), 82/S, 85/S, 86/S (DM 509/99)

  • Previous Academic System Degrees: Degrees in Environmental Science, Geology and Mining Engineering.


State Exam

The State Exam includes the following tests:

a) a written test addressing theoretical aspects of Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Applied Geology, Geo-resources and Mineralogical-Petrographic Applications for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, Applied Geophysics, Geotechnics, Urban Techniques and Planning, Agricultural Hydraulics and Forestry Hydraulic Systems, Mining Engineering and Security, Administrative Law;

b) the second written test addresses the application of the topics included in the first test;

c) an oral test on the subjects addressed by the written tests, relative legislation and professional deontology;

d) a practical test on the subjects addressed by the written tests, as well as stratigraphic and sedimentary geology and structural geology with a particular focus on the reading, interpretation and development of geological maps and sections.


If you have never been enrolled at Sapienza University of Rome you must register on the Infostud portal, you will receive a matriculation number and password to access the system and register for the exam.
If you have graduated or enrolled in a study course at this university (including admission tests, masters, specialization, doctorate), you are already registered and therefore have a matriculation number and password. 

a) log in to Infostud with your studentIDnumber and password (or SPID for Italian citizens)
b) verify in your PROFILE that they are updated PERSONAL DATA - PHONE NUMBERS - UNIVERSITY TITLES. Make sure your email address is working correctly; it is the only official way to access the online exam.
c) return to home
d) enter in STATE EXAMS
e) Submit Application and follow the steps listed:
    1 PERSONAL DATA - the fields are already filled out
    2 SESSIONS SEARCH - enter the profession for which you want to take the qualifying exam
    3 DECLARATIONS OF TITLES - put the flag on the valid qualification to take the exam in the chosen profession. If you do not find your qualification among the options provided, send an e-mail to the Segreteria esami di Stato which will have the missing title inserted in the Infostud system. You will be able, after a few days, to complete the procedure. If you are a graduating student and the educational qualification is present, put the flag on graduating student;

4 INTERNSHIP DECLARATION - enter the data relating to the internship (for the professions that require it)
     5 DECLARATION OF ENABLEMENTS - enter, if you have one, a previous authorization from those valid for exemption from one or more tests or put the flag on "I do not declare the qualification"
     6 SUMMARY AND PRINTING QUESTION RECEIVED - forwards the application and prints the receipt
We advise you to use a computer and not a mobile device (smartphone, tablet etc.) in order to properly sign up.

After entering your registration in Infostud, please complete the procedure by filling in the online "Google form" application at the following link You must upload the required attachments according to your situation:

Registration on Infostud and the online Google application form must be completed between (TBD) and (TBD)

Applicants must keep the payment receipt and produce it if requested. 

  Please note:

• online registration only without the submission of payments requested by the scheduled dates does not constitute examination registration; therefore it will be the Office's responsibility to proceed with the removal of the non-completed entries;
• payment of the fees only without entering the online application does not constitute examination registration;

NB: All candidates are admitted to the examination with reserve: the Administration will subsequently exclude the candidates who, following verification, are not in possession of the qualifications required for admission or who have improperly declared to be in possession of a previous qualification which, according to the law, gives the right to the exemption of one or more exams. In the event that the candidate, during the course of registration, has entered false and misleading declarations, relevant for the purposes of admission to the examination or exemption of one or more exams, without prejudice to the penal sanctions referred to in the art. 76 of the D.P.R. 445/2000, will automatically expire automatically from the right to participate in the State Examination, and in the event that the tests have already been completed, the same will be cancelled and the fees paid by the interested party will not be reimbursed.

First Session 2023

President - TBD
Members - TBD
Administrative secretary: Dr. Eleonora Renda

Candidates with disabilities and additional time

Candidates with disabilities who during the tests (in accordance with law 104/92) need the help of a tutor, of particular aids or additional time, must present:
• written request to the State Examination Office within the deadline set for exam registration;
• appropriate documentation certifying the state of incapacity to the Office students with physical and learning disabilities.

Title obtained abroad

Foreign academic titles have no legal value in Italy; therefore, if they are to be used in our country to access the State Exams, it is necessary to ask for their recognition (except for specific agreements between Italy and other States on the recognition of titles/qualifications). Please read the following guidelines and read For further information please mail


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Office Hours: by appointment

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