Why Become a Student Member of AIPG?
- Establish professional contacts and broaden knowledge.
- Attend technical meetings and field trips.
- Mentoring from other professionals and potential employment.
- Apply for undergraduate scholarships.
- Post resume and search for jobs on website.
- Resources on careers in geology.
- Submit articles to the bimonthly journal "The Professional Geologist".
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.
These major priorities are predicated on the conviction that:
- the science of geology is vital to the interests of the nation, domestically and internationally, in times of peace and when national security is at risk; and
- in order to best protect public health, safety, and welfare; provide strategic resources; and assist in the effective administration of government programs in which geology plays a prominent role, the science of geology should be practiced by qualified geoscientists.
AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline. Its advocacy efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.
AIPG Membership Categories
Certified Professional Geologist (CPG)
Certified Professional Geologists constitute the highest grade of individual membership within the Institute and applicants are screened for required education, experience, and character. Only Certified Professional Geologists can hold designated positions within the Institute.
Professional Members shall normally hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a geological science but are not otherwise screened prior to acceptance.
Young Professional Member
Young Professional Members is applicable during the first three (3) years upon earning a baccalaureate but are not otherwise screened prior to acceptance.
Student Adjunct Members shall be currently enrolled majors in a geoscience program at a college, university, or similar institution.
Anyone interested in the profession of geology and the aims of the Institute but who is not qualified for another membership category may be an Associate Adjunct Member.