Below is information which helps AAPL members with the certification approval process.
Distinguish Yourself in Your Career
AAPL's certifications are recognized throughout the industry as indicators of competency, proficiency and professionalism. Research shows that an AAPL certification enhances a member's credibility in the industry and can potentially increase a landman's earnings.
Prepare to Apply:
Identify sponsors who can collectively verify your full work history to meet the minimum required credit years.
Complete the affidavit for Registered Landman (RL), Registered Professional Landman (RPL) or Certified Professional Landman (CPL).
Register for the required RPL or CPL exam after the application has been approved by the Certification Committee.*
*All certification applicants must have their applications approved prior to sitting for the exam.
Review the full list of certification requirements online along with the RPL and CPL qualification questionnaires.
Applicants should apply for the highest certification level they are eligible for and do not have to start with the RL designation and move up.
The CPL/RPL Study Guide and CPL/RPL Review On-Demand Webinar may be purchased at any time.
RPLs and CPLs may also choose to attend a live Certification Exam Review.
Upon application approval, RPLs and CPLs have one year to take the initial exam.
RLs are emailed an at-home exam and have 45 days to complete the test.
CPL/RPL exams are offered regionally throughout the year and may be scheduled at AAPL's headquarters in Fort Worth at any time.
After receiving a certification designation the following are continuing education requirements:
RL - 5 industry-related continuing education credits per year
RPL - 25 continuing education credits per 5-year certification period (must include 2 ethics)
CPL - 50 continuing education credits per 5-year certification period (must include 2 ethics)
If you still have questions or would like additional help, please contact the Certification Department at (817) 847-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.