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What AIPG Does

Professional Certification

Certifies geologists based on their competence, integrity and ethics.


Presents testimony and position papers to federal and state legislators and
agencies on matters affecting geologists and geologists’ employment opportunities.


Intervenes with regulatory boards and agencies on behalf of individual geologists, at the geologist’s request.


Publishes a monthly magazine, The Professional Geologist, and a variety of
publications for both the profession and the general public.


Provides access to liability insurance for errors and omissions, designed specifically for
geologists, and a full line of health, life and accident insurance.

International Comity

Through agreements with professional societies in other countries, provides access for
its Members to professional registration, certification, or chartered status in those countries.

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.
It's advocacy & efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.