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DPA is involved with the certification of petroleum geologists, coal geologists and petroleum geophysicists with the improvement of all AAPG members' professional well-being.

Certification as a petroleum geologist (CPG), a coal geologist (CCG) or a petroleum geophysicist requires a special application and is not automatic with membership in AAPG. For more information regarding DPA membership.

DPA also offers the ‘Provisional’ membership option for those who do not yet meet the experience requirement for certification. This classification allows you to become familiar with the purpose of the Division and the contributions it makes to the AAPG.

Petroleum Geologist Certification Apply Online Now
Annual Dues $50
  • Here are the steps:
    1. Log in with AAPG member number and password.
    2. Click “New Applications” in the gold bar at the top.
    3. Select the “Certified Petroleum Geologist Application (Regular)”
    4. Upon submittal you will be asked for a credit card.
Coal Geologist Certification Apply Online Now
Annual Dues $50
  • Here are the steps:
    1. Log in with AAPG member number and password.
    2. Click “New Applications” in the gold bar at the top.
    3. Select the “Certified Coal Geologist Application (Regular)”
    4. Upon submittal you will be asked for a credit card.
Petroleum Geophysicist Certification Apply Online Now
Annual Dues $50
  • Here are the steps:
    1. Log in with AAPG member number and password.
    2. Click “New Applications” in the gold bar at the top.
    3. Select the “Certified Petroleum Geophysicist Application (Regular)”
    4. Upon submittal you will be asked for a credit card.
Provisional Membership Apply Online Now
Annual Dues $25
  • Here are the steps:
    1. Log in with AAPG member number and password.
    2. Click “New Applications” in the gold bar at the top.
    3. Select the “Provisional Membership Application”
    4. Upon submittal you will be asked for a credit card.

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