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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.
Development Committee Members | Foundation of the AIPG – Young Professional Pilot Program

AIPG News...

AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)

The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, October/November/December 2014 issue is now available online.

AIPG’s GeoCare Benefits

AIPG’s GeoCare Benefits Members’ Private Medical Insurance Exchange is now accepting applications for health insurance effective on January 1, 2015 without exclusions for pre-existing conditions. 

The Members’ Private Medical Insurance Exchange is a web-based marketplace in which you can choose from the multiple insurance companies’ plan designs, benefit options, and premium rates available in your state. 

To view the Exchange, visit www.geocarebenefits.com and click on the Open Enrollment banner.  You may also reach the Exchange by phone at 877-739-7845.


AIPG is excited to announce the recent launch of the latest edition of our new online buyer's guide, the Directory of Geoscience Products & Services.

This industry-specific search engine efficiently connects your company with geoscience professionals.

Please be aware that you may be contacted by our publishing partner, MultiView, during the coming weeks in order to verify the information currently displayed in your organization's listing. If you have any questions about this program, please don't hesitate to reach out.

You may also contact MultiView directly at 1(800)816-6710 or by email at aipg@multiview.com.

AIPG New Members and Applicants listing

Listing of New Members and Applicants - August 8 - October 30, 2014.

AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - November 2014 is now available online.

The FAPG-AIPG Florida Section Newsletter - Autumn 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter - October 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Wisconsin Section Newsletter - Fall 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - October 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG California Section Newsletter - Fall 2014 is now available online.

Request for Award Nominations

Nominations for awards, accompanied by a supporting statement should be sent via mail (AIPG, 12000 Washington Street, Thornton, Colorado 80241-3134), fax (303-253-9220), or e-mail by January 15th to the AIPG National Headquarters. National awards include the Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal, the Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award, the John T. Galey, Sr. Memorial Public Service Awar, Honorary Membership, and the Outstanding Achievement Award. (Click on award to go to the awards description.) Click here for AIPG National Awards Nomination Form in pdf.

AAPG Foundation Seeking 2015 Teacher of the Year

Applications and nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Teacher of the Year (TOTY) Award. The TOTY award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. Application deadline is December 1, 2014.


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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.