American Association of Professional Landmen

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American Association of Professional Landmen
TypeProfessional association
PurposeFurther the profession of landmen
  • 800 Fournier Street,
    Ft. Worth, Texas
North America
  • Certification
  • Member Mark identification
  • Education
  • Professional development
  • Legal
  • Geology
  • Engineering

The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) is a professional organization in the United States that unites approximately 18,000 landmen and land-related persons in North America through professional development and service. AAPL's mission is to promote standards of performance for all land professionals, to advance their stature and to encourage sound stewardship of energy and mineral resources.[1]


The association started a voluntary certification program in June 1979.[2] The AAPL provides three levels of certification to attest to a landman's knowledge and expertise. A Registered Landman, the initial certification, identifies someone with a fundamental knowledge of the land industry. The Registered Professional Landman certification identifies someone who has professional experience as a landman. The Certified Professional Landman has demonstrated a comprehensive level of professional experience and competency in the land business.[3]

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  1. ^ "About AAPL". Retrieved 2014-10-11.
  2. ^ Richard H. Smith (October 1996). "The certified professional landman : The Leading Edge: Vol. 15, No. 10 ()". Society of Exploration Geophysicists. pp. 1092–1094. doi:10.1190/1.1437209. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
  3. ^ "Certification". AAPL. Retrieved 2014-10-01.

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