FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2018
WESTMINSTER, Colo. – The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have agreed to mutually recognize continuing education units (CEUs). This arrangement allows European Geologist (EurGeol) title holders and AIPG Certified Professional Geologists (CPGs) to seek CEUs from either organization, significantly expanding the course offerings to both groups.
Through this agreement, EurGeols may now benefit from additional pathways to the completion of their annual requirements, most notably the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaboration between AIPG and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Through GOLI, AGI provides a platform for a growing library of webinars and on-demand courses, all of which are eligible for CEUs awarded by AIPG.
The AIPG-EFG agreement also works in reverse: CPGs can fulfil their CEU requirements by enrolling in EurGeol courses, and CPGs that are based in Europe can now more easily complete the renewal requirements while remaining abroad.
AGI's Director of Communications and Technology, Dr. Christopher M. Keane, applauded the new agreement: "We are excited that AIPG and EFG have partnered to provide continuing education opportunities to an increasing number of professional geoscientists around the world. GOLI will be a critical part of this agreement, and this signifies that online learning is an exciting frontier for the geoscience community."
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. Learn more at www.aipg.org.
The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is a non-governmental, professional organisation with 26 national association members that aims to contribute to a safer and more sustainable use of the natural environment through the promotion of excellence in the application of geology and the creation of public awareness of the importance of geoscience for society. Learn more at https://eurogeologists.eu.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
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