To become an Active Member, one must be a land professional as defined by AAPL (definitions are listed at the bottom of this page) and must either have a four-year degree from an accredited college or 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 a sponsor on the application and you must agree to abide by AAPL’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Active Members have access to:
- Full membership benefits
- Right to vote in affairs of AAPL
- Pursue certification designations (RL, RPL and CPL)
- Serve as a director and sponsor membership applicants
- Annual active membership dues are $195
Code of Ethics
Associate to Active Request
Associate to Active requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be mailed to AAPL.
Membership dues are non-refundable and will be processed when payment is submitted. Membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable expense; however, any membership or renewal paid may be considered a business deduction.
A. Negotiating for the acquisition or divestiture of Mineral rights or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.
B. Negotiating business agreements that provide for the exploration for and/or development of Minerals or Other Energy Sources.
C. Determining ownership in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources, and related real property interests through the research of public and private records.
D. Reviewing the status of title, curing title defects, providing title due diligence and otherwise reducing title risk associated with the ownership, acquisition or divestiture of Mineral rights or property associated with Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources, but shall exclude administrative, division order or lease analyst functions.
E. Managing rights and/or obligations derived from ownership of interests in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.
F. Unitizing or pooling of interests in Minerals or rights associated with Other Energy Sources.
“Mineral(s)” shall be defined without limitation to include oil, gas, related hydrocarbons, coal, lignite, uranium and substances classified as base, industrial, precious or strategic minerals.
“Other Energy Sources” shall be defined without limitation to include wind energy, geothermal energy and solar energy.
“Land Professional” shall mean a person who derives a portion of his or her income as a result of performing Landwork.