Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to those who are associated with landwork or supervise landwork relating to the mineral and/or energy industries. Associate membership is also available to land professionals that do not yet qualify for active membership status. Associate members include but are not limited to oil and gas attorneys, geologists, geophysicists and engineers. Beginning July 1, 2019, Associate membership does not require an active AAPL member to sign as a sponsor on the application. 

Associate members must agree to abide by AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Associate members have access to:

  • Full membership benefits with the exception of the following:
    • Voting in AAPL affairs
    • Serving as an officer or director
  • Annual associate membership dues are $125.

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Associate to Active Request

Associate to Active requests should be emailed to membership@landman.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.


“Landwork” shall mean the actual performance or supervision of any one or more of the following functions:
 A. Negotiating for the acquisition or divestiture of mineral rights.
 B. Negotiating business agreements that provide for the exploration for and/or development of minerals.
 C. Determining ownership in minerals 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 ownership in minerals or the acquisition and divestiture of mineral properties, but shall not include division order or lease analyst functions.
 E. Managing rights and/or obligations derived from ownership of interests in minerals.
 F. Unitizing or pooling of interests in minerals.

“Land Professional” shall mean a person who derives a significant portion of his income as a result of performing landwork.

“Landman” shall mean a Land Professional who is primarily engaged in landwork.