Any person who is eligible for active membership or Associate membership may opt for life membership by paying applicable fee.
Any person engaged in the practice or teaching of geology may apply for Active membership, provided the applicant holds a Bachelor's Degree in geological science from a college of acceptable academic standards and, in addition, has had three (3) years of experience in the practice or teaching of geology. Credit for experience can be counted as follows
Master's Degree-One year; Doctor's Degree-Two (2) years. The executive Committee may waive degree or current professional activity requirements if, in it's judgment, an applicant has adequate professional experience and has attained standing in the profession.
Honorary Members shall be those who shall have contributed distinguished service to the cause of petroleum geology, and have completed sixty years of age and are recipients of national level award in geosciences, upon recommendation of advisory council, may also be considered for honorary membership. Such determination shall be made by the Executive Committee. Honorary member shall not be required to pay dues, but shall have all the privileges and advantages of Active membership in the association, except voting right.
Any student majoring in geology or in a field of study related to or generally associated with geology at a college of acceptable academic standards my apply for student membership. Student membership shall terminate upon termination of academic enrollment.
Any person not qualified for any other class of membership who is a graduate of a college of acceptable academic standards and whose employment is associated with petroleum geology may apply for election as an Associate. The Executive Committee may waive degree requirements if, in its judgment, an applicant has adequate professional experience and has attained professional standing.