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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,800 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.

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AIPG Members - 2016 Membership Dues

2016 Membership Dues are available to pay online. Annual membership dues are due and payable January 1, 2016 in accordance with the Bylaws. Members that have not paid as of February 15, 2016 will be suspended. An additional $20 (late fee) is required for payments received after February 15, 2016.You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2016.  Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. Call if you have any questions (303) 412-6205.

Click on MEMBER LOGIN to pay dues, make a donation, and purchase insignia items. Your login is your email and the system has you setup your password if you haven't already. You must login to pay dues, search the directory, or make changes to your record.  

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AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)

The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, January/February/March 2016 "Student Themed" issue is available online in pdf (digital version will be available soon). This issue includes: Field Camp in Ireland-International Studies; The Best Geologist is the One Who Has Seen the Most Rocks; Undergraduate Education Beyond the Classes: The Importance of Research Experience; Your Senior Year Starts When You Enter College; Sailing the Seven C’s of Loss Prevention; Google Earth from a Student Perspective; Preparing Geology Students for Careers in the “New” Energy Industry; Do You Have a Mentor?; The Success of Your Project Determines Your Future; plus much more! - now available online. All back issues of TPG are available online.

AIPG New Members and Applicants Listing

The AIPG New Members and Applicants listing from 10/10/15 - 1/12/16.

AGI Internships and Fellowships

With support from key member societies, AGI’s Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues Programs offer multiple internships for young and early-career geoscientists and two fellowships each year. These opportunities provide unique experiences to combine geoscience information and research with data analysis, outreach, and policy. For more information or to apply, please visit the AGI website at http://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/internships-

AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG Arizona Section Newsletter - January 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter - Winter 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - January 2016 is available online.

The AIPG California Section Newsletter - January 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - December 2015 is available online.

The AIPG Northeast Section Newsletter - Holiday 2015 is available online.

AIPG Florida Workshop

Join AIPG and the Florida FAPG Section of AIPG for The 2016 AIPG ‘Water Resources Unplugged: A Multi-Dimensional Workshop’. Sessions and panel discussion topics will include information on the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, modeling, research, regulatory and legislative development in all aspects of Water Resource Availability, Sustainability and Planning including the special topics of Springs Protection and Management Strategies and Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Practices and Potential Impacts. Geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, water and land use managers and planners, modelers, regulators, government leaders, environmental specialists, utilities legislators, and water attorneys will be in attendance. Click here for presenters and program.

AIPG Member Benefits

AIPG Student Scholarship Applications Due - February 15th

AIPG Student Scholarship applications for undergraduate and graduate are due February 15, 2016.


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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
Its advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.