EAGE is an official Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider for the ‘European Geologist’ title.
The title of European Geologist is a professional accreditation established by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). It recognizes the ability to deliver high quality services within the practice of geology.
European Geologist means that the person who holds it has achieved suitable academic training, and a level of professional experience, skill, and competence to perform tasks within his or her professional practice. It also means that the geoscience professional undertakes continuing education and training, demonstrating commitment to stay up to date and informed within the sphere of their professional work.
The title is recognizable in all European countries and so acts as a passport to professional practice in Europe, thereby encouraging free movement of professionals.
An application for the European Geologist (EurGeol) title must be submitted through one of the EFG’s licensed bodies which are authorized to award the title.
In order to obtain and maintain the EurGeol title, title holders must provide a record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities carried out.
Based on the agreement signed between EAGE and EFG in 2013, EAGE is the first official CPD Point Provider. What this means is that almost every EAGE activity in which you participate has a value and will help you to maintain your EurGeol title. For example you may obtain CPD point when you enhance and maintain skills and knowledge at EAGE events and activities (e.g. short courses and conferences) and when you participate in the Geoscience Community and contribute to CPD (e.g. Committee member and Instructor/Lecturer activities). For more information or if you are interested in receiving this title, please refer to the EurGeol website.