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Recognized throughout the industry as indicators of competency, proficiency and professionalism, AAPL offers three certifications that  are proven to enhance a member’s credibility in the industry and to increase earning potential for landmen.

Our certifications include:

Certified Professional Landman (CPL) – The highest designation offered in the energy management industry, CPL certification is the standard by which landmen demonstrate their comprehensive competence, proficiency and professionalism in the landman field.

Why becoming a certified Landman matters.

Registered Professional Landman (RPL) – The mid-level designation offered by AAPL, RPL certification distinguishes a landman as knowledgeable, experienced and professional.

Retired CPL – For those CPLs who are 55 years or older, have recertified their CPL twice before, and have retired, but desire to continue to be considered a CPL pursuant to AAPL’s Certification Program Specifications. 

Registered Landman (RL) – The initial level of certification, RL certification signifies a fundamental knowledge of the land industry as well as a landman’s commitment to furthering their education.

For more information regarding Certification, please see the Certification Program Specifications ("CPS") which provides the current specifications for the Certification as RL, RPL, and CPL, including eligibility, process and timing rules and regulations. Revised December 2015

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