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Letter to Applicants

American Institute of Professional Geologists
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Thornton, CO 80241-3134
(303) 412-6205, Fax (303) 253-9220

Dear Applicant:

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to promote the profession of geology and to provide certification for geologists as a vehicle for establishing a standard of excellence for the profession. Since then over 10,000 individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the highest levels of competence and ethical conduct and been Certified by or become Affiliate Members of AIPG. The present Membership represents an exceptional group of professionals. Yet there is no question that many other highly qualified geologists could become Members. You may be one of them.

AIPG has three categories of Membership: Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), with its higher educational and experience requirements; Professional Member, for geologists who either do not yet meet the education or experience requirements for CPG or currently do not see the need for CPG status for themselves; and Young Professional Member, applicable during the first three years upon earning a baccalaureate. AIPG also offers adjunct status for Students and Associates. Students must be currently enrolled in geological sciences degree program. Associate is individuals interested in the profession of geology.

Please read the AIPG Bylaws and Code of Ethics carefully, since your signature on the application pledges your adherence to what is contained in the documents. As you complete the application, please be sure to fill in all applicable blanks. If you are attaching additional documents please note it on the application form. Be sure the form is dated, signed, and notarized (if you are applying for Certification).

We look forward to adding you to the AIPG roster and encourage you to apply promptly. If you need more information or have any questions, please contact AIPG Headquarters.

-AIPG National Headquarters

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.