Membership Types

Our different membership levels enable you to access the benefits that will move you toward the next phase of your career. Whether you’re a student, novice, seasoned pro or retiree, AAPL offers a membership that’s right for you.

Membership Types Rate Description  
Active $195

To become an Active Member, you must be a land professional as defined by AAPL criteria. You also must either have a four-year degree from an accredited university or have been continuously engaged as a land professional for four or more years. Active membership requires an AAPL Active Member to sign as your sponsor on the application, as well as an agreement by you to abide by AAPL’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Active Members have access to full member benefits, including the right to vote in affairs of AAPL, pursue certification, serve as a director and sponsor membership applicants.

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Associate $195

Associate membership is available to those who are involved with or supervise landwork relating to the mineral or energy industries. Associate membership is available to land professionals that do not yet qualify for active membership status. Beginning July 1, 2019, Associate membership does not require an AAPL Active Member to sign as a sponsor on the application. 

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Student $0

Student membership is available to students who are enrolled in an AAPL Accredited Program. Student Members must agree to abide by AAPL’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Student Members have access to full membership benefits, but cannot vote in AAPL affairs, pursue certification designations or sign as a sponsor for membership applicants.

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Senior Pending Board Decision As of Dec. 11, 2022, the board of directors voted to suspend new senior membership application reviews.  


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The Opportunity for Land Professionals

How does a landman fit into today's energy industry? In 2022, AAPL developed an outreach video titled The Path of the Landman — Powering the World to help tell the historical of the land professional and the opportunities that exist for land professionals in the energy industry. View a clip of the video below or watch the complete video on AAPL's YouTube channel.