NYSCPG welcomes individuals with any level of education or experience to become a member or renew their membership online on this page. Sustaining Members can apply or renew their memberships here.
The membership categories for the New York State Council of Professional Geologists are Full Members, Prospector Members, Associate Members, Retiree Members, and Student Members. It is up to the discretion of the Board of Directors to approve or deny membership based on qualifications.
Full Member - Any person who is a licensed Professional Geologist in New York State shall be eligible for full membership. When registering, you will need to provide your valid NYS license number. Benefits of Full Membership Include:
Prospector Member - Full Members are eligible to upgrade their membership status to Prospector Member by paying an addition membership fee (shown below) and are entitled to all of the same benefits as the Full Member. Prospector Members receive special recognition on the NYSCPG website, on social media, and at various events throughout the year.
Associate Member - A person who is interested in the science of Geology and in the advancement of the objectives of the Council and who is not eligible to be a Full Member. The Geologist-In-Training (GIT) or other professionals who have yet to meet the experience requirement for licensure would be considered for Associate Membership. This membership level includes all of the benefits of Full Members except they are not eligible to vote on NYSCPG business items.
Retiree Member - Any person who meets the qualifications of a Full Member, but is no longer a practicing Geologist. Retiree Members are eligible for all benefits of Full Membership.
Student Member - Any currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate college student shall be eligible to be a Student Member. An individual’s Student Membership is terminated at the end of the membership year in which their college work is completed. The former Student Member can apply as a Full Member, Prospector Member, or Associate Member as set forth herein. A student must use a valid *.edu email address to be considered for the Student Membership. Student Members are granted all the benefits of a Full Membership except they are not eligible to vote on NYSCPG business items.
University Member - Any New York State based University with a department that provides undergraduate or graduate degrees in the science of Geology. The University Membership grants Student Member privileges to all students enrolled in that university. The University will be recognized with the Sustaining Members on the NYSCPG website, on social media, and at various events throughout the year.
Refunds for credit card payments are subject to a 3% processing fee. This fee may be waived for extenuating circumstances as determined by the NYSCPG.