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The American Association of Professional Landmen is the leading source of information and guidance for the landman profession. Our members enjoy a multitude of benefits that help them create more business opportunities, stay competitive in a fast-changing industry, enhance their credibility and advance the profession as a whole.

Why become an AAPL Member?





As a member, you will enjoy:

Networking – AAPL events bring together thousands of landmen from around the world to provide outstanding opportunities for members to network with nearly 20,000 landmen. With our job bank and member directory, AAPL provides access to qualified landmen across North America through the largest job network in the energy industry.

Educational Meetings – AAPL hosts more than 80 educational programs, meetings and institutes nationwide each year to help members stay competitive in an ever-shifting industry, and we're adding more each year. For example, our 2011 Annual Meeting in Boston offered 17 hours worth of educational seminars to the more than 1,000 members who attended. AAPL also offers flexible learning tools such as virtual and home study courses.

Publications – AAPL publications include our bimonthly magazines, Landman and Landman 2; the AAPL membership directory; books – such as the Oil and Gas Land Reference Volume – and institute research papers. In addition to subscriptions to Landman, Landman 2, Landman’s Directory and the Annual Report included in your annual membership dues, AAPL offers reference guides and text books to both members and nonmembers at friendly costs. Visit AAPL’s Bookstore to order any of its highly-touted publications. Full versions of Landman and Landman 2 magazines as well as the article archive are available online to AAPL members. The archive allows members to search for articles printed in past issues by author, title and keywords.

Resources – AAPL provides resources that help make landmen effective, including access to industry forms as well as our bookstore. Through www.landman.org, members can access electronic versions of Landman and Landman 2, browse our presentation database, view our events calendar, search the membership database, download educational materials and more.

Professional Certifications – AAPL offers three certifications that are recognized throughout the industry as indicators of competency, proficiency and professionalism. Not only do our certifications enhance a member’s credibility, they are proven to increase earning potential for landmen. Our certifications include the Certified Professional Landman (CPL), Registered Professional Landman (RPL) and Registered Landman (RL).

Legislative Advocacy – Membership in AAPL makes you a part of a united voice to seek what is best for the energy industry. AAPL supports the interests of landmen by being proactive on key legislative issues such as licensing and taxes.

AAPL Group Insurance Program – AAPL offers other benefits for members, such as optional insurance coverage for health, life, automobile and errors and omissions for landmen in the United States and abroad.

Join now to advance your career by experiencing all AAPL has to offer.

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