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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.

2015 AIPG Dues - Now Available to Pay Online

Annual membership dues are due and payable January 1, 2015 in accordance with the Bylaws. You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2015.  Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. A few straightforward instructions and the link follow for paying online. Credit card payments can be taken over the phone (303) 412-6205 or fax your dues statement with credit card information to (303) 253-9220, or mailing address is below. Call if you have any questions (303) 412-6205.

Click on MEMBER LOGIN to pay dues, make a donation, and purchase insignia items. Your login is your email and the system has you setup your password if you haven't already. You must login to pay dues, search the directory, or make changes to your record.  

The Foundation of the
American Institute of Professional Geologists

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists has been established to: make educational grants to support individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the geosciences; prepare literature with educational content about the role of geosciences as a critical component of the sciences and of the national economy and public health and safety; make grants to classroom geoscience teachers for classroom teaching aids; support development of education programs for the science and engineering community; support geoscience internships in the nation's capital; support geological field trips for K-12; and support educational outreach programs to the public on the state and local level.

Silent Auction - September 15th at AIPG Awards Dinner

Development Committee Members

Foundation of the AIPG – Young Professional Pilot Program


AIPG News...

AIPG 2014 National Awards

The AIPG 2014 National Awards will be presented on September 15, 2014 at the AIPG Awards Dinner in Prescott, Arizona. The 2014 award recipients are: William J. Siok, CPG-4773 - Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal; Lawrence C. Weber, CPG-7120 - Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award; Richard L. Nielsen, CPG-11459 - Honorary Membership; and Simon Winchester - Outstanding Achievement Award. Additional information will be available in the next issue of The Professional Geologist.

The Science Behind Fracking - AIPG MSU Student Chapter
October 7, 2014 - Denver, Colorado - Presented by: Robert Single from Anadrako Petroleum

Please join us for an educational evening about the procedures, equipment used, and geology behind fracking. To be held at the Tivoli Turnhall Auditorium, 900 Auraria Pkwy at 6pm. This event is by RSVP only. To reserve your spot, please send an email to aipg.msudenver@gmail.com along with any questions about fracking you would like answered during the Q&A session. RSVP by October 2nd - aipg.msudenver@gmail.com

AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG MI Section Newsletter - September 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG OH Section Newsletter - September 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG AZ Section Newsletter - August 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG GA Section Newsletter - August 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Northeast Section Newsletter - July 2014 is now available online.

AIPG Quarterly Journal

The Professional Geologist - July/August/September 2014 - is now available online. All past issues are available online.

2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference
September 13-16, 2014
Our overflow hotel is the Hampton Inn, 3453 Ranch Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303, (926) 443-5500.

Online Registration | Registration Form | List of Presentations/Presenters

Shuttle Service (getting to/from Phoenix) - http://arizonashuttle.com/
If you are planning on taking the Arizona Shuttle, it will not drop you off at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center unless you arrange for a “Home Pick Up and Drop Off”.  It will be an additional $7.00 each way, but will drop you off at the resort.

Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) for the 2014 Water and Rocks, the Foundations of Life National Conference in Prescott, Arizona. Click here for conference details. - Registration is open. Contact hours will be available for attending technical sessions and technical field trips.

Recipients of the 2014 AIPG Section Leadership Award

Awards will be presented at the AIPG Business Luncheon on September 13th in Prescott, Arizona to: Dave A. Sadoff, CPG-9933, California Section; Douglas C. Peters, CPG-8274, Colorado Section; Glen L. Faulkner, CPG-635, Georgia Section; Martin J. Hamper, CPG-10250, Illinois/Indiana Section; Adam W. Heft, CPG-10265, Michigan Section; Gary H. Haag, CPG-7667, South Dakota Section; and Andrew B. Graham, CPG-9035, Wisconsin Section. Click here for detailed information regarding the awardees.

Recipient of the 2014 AIPG Student Chapter Award

Awarded August 2014 - Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, Founded 2011, Chapter Sponsor: Ronald J. Wallace, CPG-8153; Faculty Sponsor: Bill Frazier; Student Chapter Officers: Salvador Espinosa, SA-3138; Ridge Smenner, SA-5592; Jeannie Patrick, SA-3772; and Rylleigh Harstad, SA-5593.

AIPG Conference on Social Licensing - Achieving Public Support - November 10, 2014 - Denver, Colorado

The term “Social License to Operate” (SLO) was originally adopted for use by the Canadian mining industry in the late 1990s, and referred to the concept that social permission was needed for a mining company to conduct its operations, for example from local communities or indigenous people. Since
then, the premise of the SLO has been extended to other geological challenges faced by society, such as fracking for oil and gas development, radioactive waste disposal, carbon capture and storage, geologic hazards, and deep-well injection of wastewater.

The lay public is frequently uninformed or misinformed about the complex scientific and technical challenges that accompany these issues. This problem is typically coupled with a general lack of knowledge about subsurface geology. The SLO seeks to alleviate this problem through a variety of public participation
strategies to engage with citizens, communities, and stakeholder groups. Through this process, geoscientists can develop an understanding of public knowledge and concerns.

Register Online - Registration Form
Exhibitor Form | Sponsor Form | Advertising Flyer

DoubleTree Hotel - Denver-Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216
Discounted Hotel Rate - $74 - Hotel reservations: 1-800-222-TREE
or 303-262-7735 (Group AIPG) - Online Hotel Reservations

AIPG New Applicants and Members (April - August 2014)

Listing of AIPG new applicants and members during April 1 - August 7, 2014.

The University of Kentucky is now accepting applications for the Director of the Kentucky Geological Survey and the 13th State Geologist of Kentucky.

For more information about the position and KGS please visit kgs.uky.edu/StateGeologist. This Web page contains a link to the UK employment application for the position.

GSA has an opening for the position of Executive Director

If you would like to apply for this position, please provide the following documents: resume, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references and a letter describing your interest in the position. The individual may send their information as attachments to hr@geosociety.org. For more information please see the link provided: http://www.geosociety.org/humanres/1408ExecDirector.htm

2014 AGU Fall Meeting
15-19 December 2014
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

The AGU Fall Meeting is largest gathering of Earth and space sciences in the world! With nearly 24,000 attendees, this meeting is the best place to get valuable feedback about your science, network with both up-and-coming talent and luminaries in your field, and learn about cutting-edge research tools.

AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.


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.