American Institute of Professional Geologists

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963, and is the only national organization representing and promoting the political, ethical, and professional interests of geologists. AIPG currently has more than 5,000 members, and is organized into Regional Sections. AIPG remains dedicated to communicating to the public and to it's representatives the importance to society of the profession of geology. The Institute promotes ethical conduct and seeks to protect the public and the geological sciences from unprofessional practice. 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.