The Professional Geologist AIPG and the Profession

					The Professional Geologist
 Professional Credentials and the Workplace
    Considerations After the University

          AIPG and the Profession
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        AIPG and the Profession

            Academic Years

•Participate in professional associations.
•Take advantage of University programs.
            •Work with peers.
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             AIPG and the Profession

  Academic Years/Professional Associations

   -Participate in student geoscience societies.

-Attend professional meetings-don’t be intimidated.

-Establish contact with potential employers through
    professional colleagues active in societies.
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                AIPG and the Profession

        Academic Years/University Programs

              -Use the placement office.
-Seek part-time employment with a prospective employer.
-Interview prospective employers before your final year.
         -Ask professors for recommendations.
                      -Volunteer.
              -Achieve excellent grades.
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                      AIPG and the Profession

               Academic Years/Work with Peers

           -Discuss career expectations and realities.
 -Research prospective employers and share information.
         -Discuss expectations of potential employers.
[“I don’t want to have to train someone to map! I’ll hire a Brit or Australian who
                                can map already.”]
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           AIPG and the Profession

               Student Chapters

       ► Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
  ► James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
    ► Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado.
► Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
   ► Bowling Green University, Bowling green, Ohio.
       ► Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
     ► Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
        The Professional Geologist
                AIPG and the Profession

       Professional Development/Credentials
The definition of “professional” goes beyond the ability to
                     do good geology.
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       AIPG and the Profession

Professional Development/Credentials

   ►   Degrees.
   ►   Licenses.
   ►   Certification.
   ►   Other recognition.
   ►   Activism in Professional Societies.
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      AIPG and the Profession
Professional Development/Licensure
     The Professional Geologist
             AIPG and the Profession
Professional Development/Licensure

National Association of State Boards of Geology
               www.asbog.org
       (Geology Registration Standards (Nov. 2004)
                      Exemptions
 ►     State/Municipal/Federal Employees.
 ►     Subordinates.
 ►     Engineers.
 ►     Teaching/Research.
 ►     Other Professionals.
 ►     Exploration/non-Public.
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               AIPG and the Profession

        Professional Development/Licensure

Registration (licensure) s a legal Instrument of the state, and

    ►       Grants a privilege to practice.
    ►       Is intended to “protect the public health and welfare”.
    ►       Is required in order to practice.
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           AIPG and the Profession

    Professional Development/Licensure

         Some underlying considerations:

►       Some view registration as restraint of trade.
►       Registration minimizes competition.
►       Protection of livelihood for the registrant.
►       Registration is legal professional standing.
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     AIPG and the Profession
         The Professional Geologist
                     AIPG and the Profession
          Professional Development/Licensure

     ► In ten of the thirteen Canadian provinces and territories,
legislative acts restrict the practice of geoscience to individuals who
                              are registered.

  ► Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick,
Newfoundland, Northwest Territories & Nunavut, Nova Scotia,
           Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

► Currently, more than 6,500 geoscientists are licensed in Canada.

    Source: Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (www.ccpg.ca)
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        AIPG and the Profession
   Professional Development/Title
European Federation of Geologists (EFG)
          (www.eurogeologists.de/)
                            MEMBER Countries:
                            Belgium-Luxembourg,
                            Czech Republic, Finland,
                            France, Germany, Hungary,
                            Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
                            Netherlands, Poland,
                            Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia,
                            Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
                            UK. OBSERVER Countries:
                            Bulgaria, Norway, Turkey,
                            Canada (CCPG).
                            ASSOCIATED member:
                            USA (AIPG).
  The Professional Geologist
            AIPG and the Profession

 Professional Development/Certification

                 ► AIPG.
► Division of Professional Affairs of AAPG.

Certification by AIPG and the DPA is a recognition by
one’s peers of a certain minimal level of competency.
   The Professional Geologist
             AIPG and the Profession

 Professional Development/Certification

    “Professional Geologist” A geologist who has
   accumulated a minimum of five (5) years’ post-
baccalaureate experience in the practice of geology as
    a vocation, and who has a sustained record of
adherence to exemplary standards of professional and
                   ethical conduct.

        (From AIPG Definitions January 12, 1991)
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                 AIPG and the Profession

  Professional Development/Certification

“… should be guided by the highest standards of personal integrity
                     and professional conduct.
  “… should uphold the public health, safety, and welfare in the
    performance of professional services, and avoid even the
                    appearance of impropriety.
 “… should respect the rights, interests, and contributions of their
                      professional colleagues.
    “…should serve their employers and clients faithfully and
competently within their overall professional and ethical obligations.
“… should continually strive to improve the profession of geology
       so at it may be of ever increasing benefit to society.”

        (Excerpted from Canons 1-5, AIPG Code of Ethics)
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     AIPG and the Profession
         Employment
      The Professional Geologist
Employment in Energy: Oil and Gas Exploration

Exploration geophysics:
• Team of geologists and geophysicists
• 3-Dimensional seismic surveys are the key
            The Professional Geologist
Employment in Energy: Oil and Gas Exploration/Development




     Team of geologists and
     engineers
        3 to 1 ratio:
        ► Drilling engineer.
        ► Production engineer.
        ► Reservoir engineer.
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Employment in Energy: Oil and Gas Exploration/Development


          Develop an oil and gas prospect (target):
             ►Map the structure and stratigraphy.
             ►Estimate reserves.
             ►Sell to management - $ per barrel is
             the key.
             ►Drill the exploration wells.
             ► Develop reservoir model; calculate
                     reserves.
             ► Production: primary and enhanced
                     recovery.

          The New Boom: Coal Bed Methane
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       Employment in Mining




Metallic and Nonmetallic Minerals:
  ► Exploration drilling.
  ► Core study and assays.
  ► Geophysical surveys.
  ► Geologic mapping.
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      Employment in Mining




Typical Products:
  ► Coal.
  ► Decorative rock.
  ► Sand and gravel.
  ► Limestone.
  ► Clay.
  ► Ores.
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         Employment in Education


Typical Opportunities:
  ► University, PhD required.
  ► Community College, MS
  required, PhD preferred.
  ► Secondary Education, degree
  plus state license (certification).
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                Employment in Government.

       Federal:
             ►       U.S. Geological Survey.
             ►       Army Corps of Engineers.
             ►       Bureau of Reclamation.


Federal Mapping Projects             Mine Reclamation
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                     Employment in Government.

           Federal:
                 ►        Bureau of Land Management.
                 ►        Forest Service.
                 ►        Bureau of Indian Affairs.
                 ►        National Park Service.

   Federal Mapping Projects
Mineral Resource Leases & Sales




                                     Park Service Interpreters
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                  Employment in Government.

    State, County, Municipal:
           ►    State Geological Survey.
           ►    Parks and Recreation.
           ►    Water Supply.
           ►    Mineral Resource Management.

Federal Mapping Projects           Groundwater Monitoring.




   Resources Interpretation.
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                 Employment in Consulting.




Federal Mapping Projects
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                                   Employment




Federal Mapping Projects

  Excerpted from AAPG EXPLORER April 2004
                  The Professional Geologist
                                    Employment




Federal Mapping Projects

  Excerpted from AAPG EXPLORER April 2004
                    The Professional Geologist
                                          Employment




Federal Mapping Projects

Excerpted from AAPG EXPLORER April 2004
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       AIPG and the Profession

        Activism (Advocacy)




NATIONAL LEVEL




                          STATE LEVEL
    The Professional Geologist
            AIPG and the Profession

        Activism (Advocacy/Education)
                     ► AIPG Washington, D.C. Fly-In.

                     ► National Conference of State
                     Legislatures Annual Meeting.

                     ► Cooperate with the Association of
                     American State Geologists to procure
                     funding for state geologic mapping.

                     ► Ongoing dialogue with the USGS
NATIONAL LEVEL
                     regarding the issue of competition.

                     ► Cooperation agreement with ASBOG.
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         AIPG and the Profession

    Activism (Advocacy/Education)
                      ► Registration issues.

                      ► Statutes/Regulations affecting
                      the practice.

                      ► Legislative receptions.

                      ► Efforts to address issue of
                      license reciprocity between states.
STATE LEVEL
                      ► AIPG educational exhibit at the
                      annual Tucson Gem & Mineral
                      Show.
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     AIPG and the Profession
     Activism (Advocacy)




                    INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
            The Professional Geologist
                      AIPG and the Profession

                        Activism (Advocacy)

► In Canada: CPGs are accepted as Qualified Persons (QP) for reporting
mineral resources and reserves.

► In Canada: CPGs are recognized for purposes of Standards of Disclosure for
Oil and Gas.

► In Australia: Australian Stock Exchange identifies AIPG as a Recognized
Overseas Professional Organization for purposes of defining Competent
Persons to prepare reports on Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore
Reserves for submission to the ASX.
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                        AIPG and the Profession

                          Activism (Advocacy)


► In Europe: AIPG CPGs are qualified through reciprocal agreement for the
title European Geologist.

► In Ireland: AIPG enjoys credential reciprocity with the Institute of Geologists
of Ireland.
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         AIPG and the Profession

AIPG Continuing Professional Development

        ► CPD Program currently voluntary.
                ► Participation.
             ► AIPG issues CEUs.
      The Professional Geologist
                AIPG and the Profession

               AIPG Distance Learning

           ► On-line CPD and college level courses.
                        ► Live by June.
► Negotiating with a major University regarding making available
                         college credit.
  The Professional Geologist
             AIPG and the Profession

                     AIPG CPG

► AIPG title CPG affected by registration statutes in some
                        states.

 ► 2005 AIPG President Robert Font’s CPG committee.
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         AIPG and the Profession

             AIPG Odds and Ends

                   ► 2008 3rd IPGC
(3rd International Professional Geology Conference)

                     ► TPG.

             ► Finance Committee.
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         AIPG and the Profession


  USGS Coalition:      Coalition Member Organizations (69)

    ►American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
             ►American Fisheries Society
             American Geological Institute
             American Geophysical Union
       ►American Institute of Biological Sciences
     ●American Institute of Professional Geologists●
 American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
            ►American Society of Agronomy
          American Society of Civil Engineers
        American Water Resources Association
           American Water Works Association
                   ►AmericaView, Inc.
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            AIPG and the Profession
    USGS Coalition:        Coalition Member Organizations (69)

                 Applied Technology Council
            Association of American Geographers
        ►Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
            Association of Engineering Geologists
        Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies
          Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
           Association of State Floodplain Managers
              ►The Botanical Society of America
Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin
               California Institute of Technology
            California Seismic Safety Commission
                    Clean Beaches Council
     ►Council of Entomology Department Administrators
                  Council of Science Editors
               Crop Science Society of America
          Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
               ►Ecological Society of America
        Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
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              AIPG and the Profession
       USGS Coalition: Coalition Member Organizations (69)
                   Geological Society of America
                  Geoscience Information Society
                       GeoInstitute of ASCE
                   The Groundwater Foundation
       Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
        International Association of Emergency Managers
      ►International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
                Interstate Council on Water Policy
                     Kansas Geological Survey
 National Association of State Universities & Land Grant Colleges
►National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs
        National Council for Science and the Environment
            National Flood Determination Association
                   National Geographic Society
               National Ground Water Association
              National Institutes for Water Resources
                    National Mining Association
               Natural Science Collections Alliance
                           ►NatureServe
                          ►NBII Coalition
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              AIPG and the Profession
      USGS Coalition:        Coalition Member Organizations (69)

              North American Benthological Society
                             OhioView
                      ►Ornithological Council
                ►Phycological Society of America
            Renewable Natural Resources Foundation
                 Seismological Society of America
                 ►Society for Range Management
                  Society of Economic Geologists
Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry -- North America
                  Soil Science Society of America
Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern
                             California
             Universities' Council on Water Resources
    University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
        University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
                 University of Southern California
                   Water Environment Federation
                 Weed Science Society of America
              Western States Seismic Policy Council
                       ►The Wildlife Society
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     AIPG and the Profession
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        AIPG and the Profession

  The President's Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request

 The Department of the Interior (DOI) received a
 proposed total budget of
 $10.8 billion. The U.S. Geological Survey
 (USGS) would receive $933.5 million, a
 decrease of $1.9 million from last year. Within
 USGS, the proposal would fully fund all fixed
 costs, provide increases for hazards, mapping
 and seismic monitoring programs and
 decreases for mineral and water programs.
 The Mineral Resources Program would
 receive a 53% cut, leaving the program with
 only $25 million in FY06.
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