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Why should a practicing geologist be part of AEG?

The benefits of AEG membership are many, but the simplest answer is that you can increase your technical and business knowledge, enhance your career opportunities, network with hundreds of other professionals, and have fun in the process. Benefits of Membership Brochure    

A recent survey of AEG members showed that the most important benefits they derive from AEG are technical publications and networking opportunities. AEG was considered most effective in disseminating timely, practical information through publications and meetings, and providing multiple avenues for networking with other professionals.

Some of the specific benefits AEG offers you as a professional member are:


  • Explore numerous opportunities for career enhancement through contacts at technical meetings and in continuing education programs. 
  • Attend the Annual Meeting to meet and network with contacts throughout the U.S., Canada, and a variety of other countries. 
  • Attend local Chapter meetings and field trips to get involved in YOUR region. 
  • AEG members have fun socializing at the various meetings they attend. 


  • Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal
  • AEG News magazine
  • Directory of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 
  • AEG Annual Program with Abstracts special publications on technical topics 

 Career Resources

  • More than 24 Chapters throughout the United States and internationally, with local meetings that offer opportunities to learn and network in a casual atmosphere that is also professional.
  • Participating on committees, either locally or on the Association level, provides and enhances business skills associated with project management, delegation, marketing, and strategic planning. 
  • Online job listings help in finding new career opportunities.

Professional Development

  • Workshops and short courses for which official Continuing Education Units are offered. 
  • AEG encourages its members to participate in activities of mutual interest with other organizations. 
  • AEG provides educational and networking opportunities for members through regular Chapter meetings and field trips.
  • Short courses, field trips, and technical sessions provide opportunities for AEG members to enhance their professional practice.

Discounts and Cost Savings 

  • AEG members enjoy a 20% discount on all special publications, registration fees at meetings, short courses, and field trips. 


AEG offers several classes of membership for professionals. 

  • Full Member - $150 USD annual dues
    Applicants for regular membership must hold a degree in environmental geology, engineering geology or geological engineering, hydrogeology, or a degree in a related professional field with 30 semester hours of credit in the geosciences. In addition, the applicant must be practicing in the field of Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, or Hydrogeology.
  • Post Graduate Full Member - $95 USD annual dues
    Applicants for post graduate membership shall be student members who renew their AEG membership following graduation to become a Full Member. Post Graduate Full membership discounts as a one-time benefit good for one year of membership.
  • Affiliate Member - $100 USD annual dues
    Applicants for affiliate membership shall be scientists or engineers who work with environmental or engineering geologists or hydrogeologists or persons interested in those areas of practice. 
  • International Member - $25 USD annual dues
    Geologists outside the U.S. may join in the International Member category. International membership includes online access to the E&EG Journal, AEG Member Directory, Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts and AEG News magazine.
  • Teacher Member - $35 USA annual dues
    Applicants for teacher membership must be teachers at the primary, secondary, or post-secondary level.

AEG also has a non-professional membership category for students. 

  • Student Member - no cost, must renew annually
    Student members are exempt from both annual Association dues and their local chapter fees. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students. 

Retired and interested in membership? Contact us about Senior Emeritus and Emeritus membership.

  • Emeritus Members - Any person, 62 years or older, who has previously been a Full Member and who has retired from active practice is eligible to become an Emeritus Member.
  • Senior Emeritus Members - Any person, 62 years or older, who has retired from active practice and has been a Full Member for at least 25 years is eligible to become a Senior Emeritus Member.

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AEG Annual Meeting

 2019 Annual Meeting 

September 17-22, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina

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