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About the American Association of Professional Landmen

The American Association of Professional Landmen unites more than 18,000 landmen and land-related persons throughout 44 affiliated local associations in the United States and in Canada. AAPL serves as the voice of the landman profession to encourage fair trading terms that work in the best interest of all parties, wise utilization of natural resources and responsible employment of the land’s surface. Visit public awareness website to learn more.


The mission of the American Association of Professional Landmen is to promote the highest standards of performance for all land professionals, to advance their stature and to encourage sound stewardship of energy and mineral resources.

Code of Ethics

AAPL ensures ethical business practices and professional service of its members through enforcement of its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which are found in the association bylaws. Every member pledges to abide by these principles as a condition of their admission and continuing membership in AAPL.

Value to Members

Through relevant information, comprehensive education and targeted networking, AAPL assists land professionals in deepening their industry knowledge, elevating their careers and, ultimately, creating new business opportunities. Visit the membership section to learn more about the ways AAPL serves its members.


Click here for detailed information on AAPL's Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 

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