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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 Member
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.

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 and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.