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AIPG CEU Program

AIPG Education Committee Chairman: Ron Wallace, CPG

AIPG CEU Application Form - online form

What do I need to include in an application for qualifying a program for AIPG CEUs?
     (a)    You need to fill out an application form - AIPG CEU Application Form - online form
     (b)    Pay online the $100 to cover administrative costs of the review (reduced pricing for AIPG Sections - $75). The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval.
             (additional cost for printed CEU certificates is $10 per participant).
     (c)    Send a brief vita of instructor(s), indicating qualifications for and experience in instruction in the topic area.
     (d)    Send a proposed evaluation form about their satisfaction for participants to fill out upon completion.
     (e)    Applications are reviewed by the AIPG Education Committee. They will review workshop outlines and time schedules, instructor qualifications, and workshop evaluation
             forms before AIPG authorizes CEUs for an activity.  Most communication will involve electronic mail.

How much time will all this take?
    We generally need 3 weeks. However, in a time crunch and if there are no further questions the committee may complete their review sooner.

Ron Wallace is implementing the CEU program, and you can reach him at rw30075@yahoo.com or (404) 362-2589. Submit online or email what is described in (c) and (d) above to aipg@aipg.org and pay fees through the AIPG Store.

AIPG Continuing Education Activities: Evaluation of Activities by Participants
Author: Robert G. Corbett, CPG-04502, Printed: TPG Nov/Dec 2012

Why AIPG Offers Continuing Education Units

  • Need--AIPG already recognizes the value of CEUs in demonstrating progress in meeting expectations for our Continuing Professional Development Program. In addition, some state certification or license renewals rely on CEUs.
  • Professional service--Credible documentation for completion of legitimate courses or workshops related to the practice of Geology is needed. Documentation of training in the geosciences for other professions, such as Real Estate, is also needed.
  • A Self-supporting program--A schedule of modest fees paid by the organization offering the course or workshop will cover AIPG costs.
  • AIPG's opportunities and limited competition--We have received inquiries whether AIPG would review and authorize CEUs for workshops by providers of professional training, including university faculty. AIPG sponsors some workshops for which CEUs are desirable. GSA, AGU, and AAPG award CEUs for some activities.

The AIPG Clearinghouse for CEUs

The national office will provide all communication, billing, and CEU certificates for activities that involve CEUs authorized and paid through AIPG. AIPG committee members will review workshop outlines and time schedules, instructor qualifications, and workshop evaluation forms before AIPG authorizes CEUs for any activity. Most communication will involve electronic mail.

The fee schedule involves an administrative fee of $100 per activity (AIPG Sections receive a reduced fee of $75 per activity). This fee is to review credentials and determine how many CEUs are appropriate. An additional fee of $10 per person for those individuals that want to receive a printed certificate for the CEUs.

Organizations seeking CEUs through AIPG are here provided a caveat that qualification and eligibility through AIPG does not guarantee that all professional organizations will accept our CEUs toward their CEU requirements. Although uncommon, some organizations accept only CEUs that they themselves authorize. Therefore, workshop participants are responsible to stay informed about those requirements their professional organizations or regulatory agencies establish for continuing education. This is not the responsibility of AIPG.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who answers questions and who keeps records?
The national office will provide all communication, billing, record keeping, and CEU certificates for activities that involve CEUs authorized through AIPG.
Appropriate addresses are:

American Institute of Professional Geologists
1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211
Westminster, CO 80234-2710
FAX 303.253.9200
Phone 303.412.6205
aipg@aipg.org

2) How is an activity reviewed for AIPG?

AIPG members will review workshop outlines and time schedules, instructor qualifications, and workshop evaluation forms before AIPG authorizes CEUs for an activity. Most communication will involve electronic mail.

3) What are the costs to the activity provider?

The fee schedule involves an administrative fee of $100 per activity (AIPG Sections receive a reduced fee of $75 per activity). This fee is to review credentials and determine how many CEUs are appropriate. An addiotnal fee of $10 per person for those individuals that want to receive a printed certificate for the CEUs.

4) Are AIPG CEUs universally accepted?

Qualification and eligibility through AIPG does not guarantee that all professional organizations will accept our CEUs toward their requirements. Although uncommon, some organizations accept only CEUs that they themselves authorize. Therefore, workshop participants are responsible to stay informed about requirements of their professional organizations or regulatory agencies requiring continuing education. This is not the responsibility of AIPG.

5) What do I need to include in an application for qualifying a program for AIPG CEUs?

         (a)    You need to fill out an application form - AIPG CEU Application Form - online form
         (b)    Pay online the $100 to cover administrative costs of the review (reduced pricing for AIPG Sections - $75). The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval.
                 (additional cost for printed CEU certificates is $10 per participant).
         (c)    Send a brief vita of instructor(s), indicating qualifications for and experience in instruction in the topic area.
         (d)    Send a proposed evaluation form about their satisfaction for participants to fill out upon completion.
         (e)    Applications are reviewed by the AIPG Education Committee. They will review workshop outlines and time schedules, instructor qualifications, and workshop evaluation forms
                 before AIPG authorizes CEUs for an activity. Most communication will involve electronic mail.

(6) How much time will all this take?

We generally need 3 weeks. However, in a time crunch and if there are no further questions the committee may complete their review sooner.

Ron Wallace is implementing the CEU program, and you can reach him at rw30075@yahoo.com or (404) 362-2589. Submit online or email what is described in 5 (c) and 5 (d) above to aipg@aipg.org and pay fees through the AIPG Store.