What is the European Geologist professional title?
The European Geologist title is a professional title created by the European Federation of Geologists (www.eurogeologists.eu) which recognises the ability to deliver a high quality of services within the practice of geology. This certification held by a professional geologist means that the holder has achieved suitable academic training and a level of professional experience, skill and competence to perform tasks within their professional practice. It also means that the geologist undertakes continuing education and training, demonstrating a personal commitment to stay up to date and informed within the sphere of their professional work.

Why do I need the title?
Professional titles have become important in demonstrating the suitability of a professional to provide geological services. The professional title provides a quality mark to demonstrate to clients, regulators and the general public that the individual is competent to provide geological advice, and allows employers to offer competitive commercial services. To adapt to the current and future challenges within and beyond the geo-political framework of the European Union, it is necessary that geologists achieve, and can demonstrate, a high degree of professional experience to be able to respond to the demands of society in practicing their profession.

Who issues the title?
The European Geologist (EurGeol) title is awarded by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). The Federation represents the geological profession across Europe and has members from the professional associations of 26 European countries. There are over 1400 individual EurGeol title holders. The process of vetting applications for the title is carried out for the Federation by its Licensed Bodies. National Licensed Bodies operating in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Italy receive applications from their own members. Applicants from other countries apply to the International Licensed Body, which is supported by the EFG Brussels office. Recommendations for election from the Licensed Bodies are passed to the EFG Council for ratification. A register of title holders is maintained by the EFG on its website.

Where is the title recognised?
The training and experience underlying the title are being harmonised. This will mean that the title will be recognisable in all European countries and so act as a passport to professional practice in Europe, thereby encouraging free movement of professionals. There are reciprocity recognition agreements being set with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geologists (CCPG). On a practical level, European Geologists with an additional level of knowledge are recognised by the mineral reporting authorities in Australia, Canada, South Africa and London as professionals accredited to sign reports on mineral resources within their area of expertise and in the valuation of mining companies quoted on the Stock Exchanges. More information: https://eurogeologists.eu/global-network/

How do I maintain my professional title?
In order to maintain your professional title, you must:
– Pay your annual subscription fees to your Licensed Body.
– Provide to your Licensed Body a record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities carried out in the previous year.
Failure of carrying out these obligations will result in your exclusion of the public EurGeol directory.
Once a return is provided to the Licensed Body, the EurGeol should assume that it has been received and is satisfactory unless there is correspondence indicating the contrary.
A small number of returns are randomly selected for audit and in these cases the Licensed Body might ask for further supporting information.

What does Continuing Professional Development mean?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills, and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout a practitioner’s working life.
European Geologists have a responsibility to their profession to maintain and develop their abilities as practitioners by demonstrating a commitment to Continuing Professional Development. It is mandatory for all European Geologists to:
(i) undertake a programme of Continuing Professional Development;
(ii) submit a formal, annual record of Continuing Professional Development that has been undertaken. Each European Geologist is responsible for submitting their CPD record to the Licensed Body that is responsible for the maintenance of their title.

What are the requirements for European Geologists in terms of CPD reporting?
European Geologists in employment: You should record a minimum of 60 points in each year. Up to 30 points may be carried over from the previous year. At least 15 points should be recorded annually under Professional Practice, along with some points under at least two other activity types.
Unemployed European Geologists: You should record a minimum of 40 points in each year. Up to 20 points may be carried over from the previous year. No activity type is mandatory, but points should be recorded under at least two activity types each year.
You may record points in the following categories:

Category Activity Type Abbrev.

Points weighting (points to hours)

Points allowed per year

Minimum

Maximum

Professional Practice

Acquiring kwoledge and skills by deployment

AKS  1 point / 8 hours

15 (120 hours)

40 (320 hours)

Non-job Learning

NJL  1 point / 2 hours

20 (40 hours)

Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge

Formal learning (tested)

FL  1 point / 1 hours
45 (30 hours)

Informal learning/training

IL  1 point / 2 hours

30 (60 hours)

Self-directed study SDS  1 point / 2 hours

30 (60 hours)

EuroWorkshop & EFG Endorsed Training Courses

EFG  1,5 points / 1 hour

45 (30 hours)

International Mentoring Program

Mentor activities

MA  per session (year)
30

Steering committee activities

SC  per session (year)
20

Social Competence

Social Responsibility

SR  1 point / 2 hours

2 (4 hours)

10 (20 hours)

Ethics

ETH  1 point / 2 hours

Participating in the geoscience community

Non-Work activities

NWA  1 point / 2 hours

45 (90 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
Formal learning (tested)
Abbrev
FL
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (30 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
Self-directed study
Abbrev
SDS
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
30 (60 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
EuroWorkshop & EFG Endorsed Training Courses
Abbrev
EFG
Points weighting (points to hours)
1,5 points / 1 hour
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (30 hours)

Category
International Mentoring Program
Activity Type
Mentor activities
Abbrev
MA
Points weighting (points to hours)
per session (year)
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
30

Category
International Mentoring Program
Activity Type
Steering committee activities
Abbrev
SC
Points weighting (points to hours)
per session (year)
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
20

Category
Social Competence
Activity Type
Social Responsibility
Abbrev
SR
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum
2 (4 hours)
Points allowed per year, maximum
10 (20 hours)

Category
Social Competence
Activity Type
Ethics
Abbrev
ETH
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum
2 (4 hours)
Points allowed per year, maximum
10 (20 hours)

Category
Participating in the geoscience community
Activity Type
Non-Work activities
Abbrev
NWA
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (90 hours)

Category
Professional Practice
Activity Type
Non-job Learning
Abbrev
NJL
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
20 (40 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
Formal learning (tested)
Abbrev
FL
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (30 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
Self-directed study
Abbrev
SDS
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
30 (60 hours)

Category
Enhancing and maintaining skills and kwoledge
Activity Type
EuroWorkshop & EFG Endorsed Training Courses
Abbrev
EFG
Points weighting (points to hours)
1,5 points / 1 hour
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (30 hours)

Category
International Mentoring Program
Activity Type
Mentor activities
Abbrev
MA
Points weighting (points to hours)
per session (year)
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
30

Category
International Mentoring Program
Activity Type
Steering committee activities
Abbrev
SC
Points weighting (points to hours)
per session (year)
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
20

Category
Social Competence
Activity Type
Social Responsibility
Abbrev
SR
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum
2 (4 hours)
Points allowed per year, maximum
10 (20 hours)

Category
Social Competence
Activity Type
Ethics
Abbrev
ETH
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum
2 (4 hours)
Points allowed per year, maximum
10 (20 hours)

Category
Participating in the geoscience community
Activity Type
Non-Work activities
Abbrev
NWA
Points weighting (points to hours)
1 point / 2 hours
Points allowed per year, minimum

Points allowed per year, maximum
45 (90 hours)

What are the benefits of registering in this app?
• If you are not a European Geologist title holder yet, but would like to apply for the professional title, you can easily complete your application form using this app. Please check (Link application form) for more information.
• If you are already a EurGeol title holders, this app offers you many services: you can easily complete your annual title renewal electronically, including the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) report and the payment of your annual fee. The app also provides you with a regular news feed including many relevant information for EurGeol title holders, as well as a chat function allowing you to exchange with other title holders.

I would like to hire a geologist. How can the app help me to find the appropriate person?
The EurGeol directory allows you to search for certified geoscience professionals by country or by area of specialisation. Via the message function you can easily get in touch with the appropriate person.

Which other benefits does the public EurGeol directory have?
The directory lists all European Geologist title holders who are in good standing with the European Federation of Geologists. They fulfil their annual requirements for Continuing Professional Development and abide to the EFG Code of Ethics. This allows external users from companies, public administrations or insurance companies to check if geologists who sign technical reports are certified by EFG.

Why should I copy my LinkedIn profile to my EurGeol CV?
As an additional service, the app allows you to connect to your LinkedIn account to import your basic profile information. The EurGeol CV follows as much as possible the structure of the LinkedIn profile to avoid you to enter information that you have already entered somewhere else at a previous stage. This is an optional service and of course you are not obliged to connect to LinkedIn to be able to use the EurGeol app.

My email address has changed. How can I update it in my profile?
Please connect to your account and go to “account settings”. Here you will be able to enter your new email address.

I can’t remember my password. Is there a possibility to reset it?
To reset your password, please go to https://eurgeoltitle.eu/lostpassword/. This link will allow you to reset your password following the instructions provided on the following page.

QR code
Did you participate in an event or a CPD activity organised by EFG, one of our national associations or a partner institution? Then it is possible that we will provide you with a QR code which contains all the data necessary to add this activity almost automatically to your CPD record (activity name, organiser, CPD category, points). A practical example: you have participated as a mentor in the last edition of the EFG mentoring programme. At the end of the season, we will send you by email a QR code. To add the activity to your CPD record, please log into the App and then scan the QR code with the QR reader you usually use. The corresponding points will automatically be added to your CPD record.

How to create a direct access to the EurGeol App?
We explain in a simple way how to create a shortcut icon on your mobile, tablet or computer so that you can access the EurGeol App in one click.

iPhone / iPad1.

Navigate to https://eurgeoltitle.eu from your browser. It is very important that you access from Safari.
2. Click on “Login”
3. Click on the center button, which corresponds to the “Share” option of the browser (bookmark icon).
4. Scroll to the right until you find the “Add to home screen” option.
5. In the following window, please click “Add”.
Ready! The EurGeol App shortcut now appears on your home screen.

Android
1. Browse to https://eurgeoltitle.eu from your Chrome browser.
2. Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the three-point button (top right).
3. Click on “Add to the Home screen”.
4. A dialogue box that reads, “Add to Home screen” will be displayed. Tap on the Add button to finalize the creation of the shortcut.
Ready! The EurGeol App shortcut now appears on your home screen.