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European Federation of Geologists

The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) represents geologists throughout Europe, through the national representative bodies of each member country. At the moment EFG has 27 member countries representing more than 45,000 geoscientists.

The European Geologist (EurGeol) title is a professional title awarded by the European Federation of Geologists which recognises the ability to deliver a high quality of services within the practice of geology. This certification held by a professional geologist means that the holder has achieved suitable academic training and a level of professional experience, skill and competence to perform tasks within their professional practice. It also means that the geologist undertakes continuing education and training, demonstrating a personal commitment to stay up to date and informed within the sphere of their professional work.

European Federation of Geologists application forms: Word format or pdf format 

European Geologist Magazine

  • The journal is published twice a year and carries articles on geological issues, both technical, professional and other matters.
  • The articles published in the Journal are peer reviewed by an independent Reviewers Board.
  • The Editor would be pleased to receive advertisements and article proposals (

Pdf files of past issues -

Newsletter - GeoNews -

List of member countries:

Pierangelo Bianco, Office Manager
European Federation of Geologists
Rue Jenner 13, 1000 Brussels
Tel: 02-7887631

American Institute of Professional Geologists Partners with European Federation of Geologists to Enhance Continuing Education for Members

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have agreed to mutually recognize continuing education units (CEUs). This arrangement allows European Geologist (EurGeol) title holders and AIPG Certified Professional Geologists (CPGs) to seek CEUs from either organization, significantly expanding the course offerings to both groups.

Through this agreement, EurGeols may now benefit from additional pathways to the completion of their annual requirements, most notably the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaboration between AIPG and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Through GOLI, AGI provides a platform for a growing library of webinars and on-demand courses, all of which are eligible for CEUs awarded by AIPG.

The AIPG-EFG agreement also works in reverse: CPGs can fulfil their CEU requirements by enrolling in EurGeol courses, and CPGs that are based in Europe can now more easily complete the renewal requirements while remaining abroad.

AGI's Director of Communications and Technology, Dr. Christopher M. Keane, applauded the new agreement: "We are excited that AIPG and EFG have partnered to provide continuing education opportunities to an increasing number of professional geoscientists around the world. GOLI will be a critical part of this agreement, and this signifies that online learning is an exciting frontier for the geoscience community."

About AIPG - The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. Learn more at

About EFG - The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a non-governmental, professional organisation with 26 national association members that aims to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment through the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for society. Learn more at

About AGI - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.