AAPL’s Certified Professional Landman (CPL) certification is the highest designation offered in the energy management industry. By meeting the requirements set forth below, a CPL demonstrates their comprehensive competency, proficiency and professionalism in the landman field.
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CPL Application Requirements
The CPL exam is a comprehensive examination dealing with the various areas of landwork. Extensive landwork knowledge and experience is required to pass the examination. However, it is not expected that a landman be an expert in every area; AAPL recognizes that specialization is sometimes the case in landwork. Successful completion of the exam requires that a minimum grade of 70 be made on all five parts. The AAPL certification committee approves the content of the examination.
Exam scores will not be revealed until the candidate's application has been approved. An applicant who fails one or more portions of the CPL examination has the opportunity to retake those portions within two years from the date of the exam. A candidate may only retake any portion of the exam twice. Failure to pass any part during the two retakes will require the candidate to reapply for approval, pay the required fees and retake the entire CPL examination.
Retakes may be scheduled at AAPL Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, through your local certification chairman or at any AAPL exam site by contacting Joanne Stoy at (817) 847-7700 or JStoy@landman.org.
The CPL application fee is $75, with a $100 recertification fee due every five years. All applicable certification, recertification and record maintenance fees are established by the AAPL executive committee by a majority vote of those present and may be changed as deemed appropriate at any time.