Professional Certification

AIPG certifies professional geologists based on their competence, integrity and ethics. By means of a rigorous and thorough peer review process, the Institute investigates applicants who voluntarily apply for self-regulation through the Institute. This screening carefully evaluates their education, experience, technical competence, and ethical conduct.

Certified Professional Geologists

Applicants for certification have a bachelor's degree or higher in the geological sciences with a minimum of 36 semester hours of geology plus eight years of professional geological work experience.

Candidate for Certification

Applicants for Candidate for Certification have a bachelor's degree or higher in the geological sciences with a minimum of 36 semester hours of geology and are engaged in the practice of geology but have not obtained eight years of experience. Appliations are available on the AIPG National website.