Ways in which AAPG supports professional standing include
Maintaining a firm code of ethics, clearly communicated to members via presentations and publications
Professional qualifications, requiring a degree in geoscience and 3 years experience (or an advanced degree plus 2 years experience)
The AAPG Division of Public Affairs takes this even higher, with certification of petroleum geologists or petroleum geophysicists, and coal geologists. Certification requires more professional experience (8 yrs, less with advanced degrees), a sustained record of the highest professional and ethical standards, and sponsorship by 3 certified geoscientists.
AAPG meetings, field trips, talks and receptions provide networking opportunities with a broad cross section of the global geoscience community
You are encouraged to present your work at dinner meetings and conventions, which provides excellent experience in communication skills, discussion, and feedback from peers
With regional meetings, annual conventions, and international meetings
AAPG also presents prestigious awards to it’s members for outstanding accomplishments and service, which are recognized as high honors in the geoscience community
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