Certification: Certified Professional Landman (CPL)

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AAPL's Certified Professional Landman (CPL) certification is the highest designation offered in the energy management industry. By meeting the requirements set forth below, a CPL demonstrates their comprehensive competency, proficiency and professionalism in the landman field.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 2 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?

National Conference

The initial exam must be taken at an AAPL testing event. AAPL holds a number of testing opportunities.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.