The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) is an international organization with members throughout the United States and Canada. It's purpose is to represent men and women engaged in all forms of land matters within the oil, gas and mineral industries. Particular emphasis is placed on ethics, education and public involvement.
In pursuit of its high educational goals, AAPL sponsors various educational programs throughout the membership year. These workshops and seminars cover a wide range of topics. The regularly scheduled seminar, Comprehensive Land Practices Review, prepares qualified candidates for the examination required to become a Certified Professional Landman (CPL), an association certification denoting expertise and professionalism for persons in the land business.
The Michael Late Benedum Chapter holds eight (8) regular business/dinner meetings each year in various cities. Such meetings afford the members the time and opportunity for socializing and making important business contacts. Guest speakers address a variety of related interesting topics related to the oil, gas and mineral industry. Chapter committees continually work to provide members with education, industry news and aid in obtaining employment.