Why Join and Benefits
Close to 12,000 members regard AAPL as a valuable career resource and tireless advocate for their interests. We’re committed to serving you through education, professional publications, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, professional certification and much more.
We help enhance the integrity, professional standing and earning potential of our members through our Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Certification Program.
We host more than 75 annual events that enable you to connect and foster business relationships with your peers. Our Annual Meeting and NAPE are among the industry’s most renowned educational and networking events.
Our award-winning publications educate, inform and connect land professionals, and reinforce our role as an industry authority. The Landman magazine and Membership Directory are ranked as the top two services for our members.
Professional development is one of our top priorities. We provide instruction through a variety of seminars and institutes. Education seminars range from introductory to advanced land courses and cover a multitude of topics.
Compensation surveys. Job boards. Group insurance. Independent contractor toolkits. Industry forms. Publications. AAPL serves as your “one-stop shop” for a wide array of online resources and landman tools.
Our certification program is recognized throughout the industry as a benchmark for competency, proficiency and professionalism. In addition to enhancing professional credibility, certification can also increase earning potential.
As your advocate, we aggressively address the legislative, regulatory and judicial issues that shape public policy at the federal, state and local level. Our goal is to let your voice be heard in decisions that directly affect you.
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Start your journey as a member of THE association for landmen. Join AAPL today.
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.