Division of Professional Affairs

Advantages of Certification

Division of Professional Affairs

Advantages of Certification

DPA Benefits and Summary

DPA Members Only Highlights:
DPA members can access and change their DPA membership profile information, access The Correlator newsletter, review current state and federal legislation that may impact the geoscience professions and much more.

Congressional Testimonies


Credibility in the form of employer/client recognition because your professional peer group attests to your abilities as a geologist.

DPA works with other professional organizations on state registration.

Increase of Improved Skills

Through participation in pertinent seminars, short courses and professional publications.

A Stronger Voice

A voice in both industry and government affairs through the established committees within the DPA such as the Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) and its Instant Response Committee and its Government Liaison Subcommittee.

Read testimony shared by leadership of AAPG as they have been invited by Congress to give witness.

The GAC prepares official AAPG Statements which are then approved by the DPA President, and the AAPG Executive Committee.

DPA Directory

Your name and short biography will be included in this online directory.

Use of Seal or Stamp

Your unique certification number will lend credibility to your evaluations.