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Professional Hydrologist (Certified)

The Professional Hydrologist certification is conferred by AIH on professionals who demonstrate competence in the field of hydrology and commit themselves to a certain ethical conduct. Interested individuals are required to provide evidence through an application submitted to AIH that they meet the minimum education, personal integrity, and experience requirements, and have passed the appropriate examination(s) administered by AIH. Once certified by AIH as a Professional Hydrologist, such members can represent themselves as Certified Professional Hydrologists and include their area of specialization (Surface Water, Groundwater, Water Quality).

Annual Cost: $150

Hydrologic Technician (Certified)

The Hydrologic Technician has an emphasis on hands-on knowledge and field experience. The certification is conferred by AIH on professionals who demonstrate, through an application submitted to AIH, that they meet the minimum education, personal integrity, and experience requirements and have passed the appropriate examination(s) administered by AIH. Once certified, certified Hydrologic Technicians may represent themselves as HT I, HT II, or HT III reflecting their level of certification.

Annual Cost: $90

Hydrologist-In-Training

The Hydrologist-In-Training (HIT) membership is for new college graduates who have passed the Fundamentals Examination. HIT members remain in status until they have met the required minimum years experience and have successfully passed the Principles and Practice Examination. An HIT member has all the same benefits as the other member categories; however, an HIT cannot represent him/herself as a certified Hydrologist.

Annual Cost: $100

Student

AIH recognizes that students are the future of the hydrologic sciences. A Student Member is a person who is enrolled in a full-time curriculum pursuing a degree in hydrology, earth sciences, and engineering. Endorsement by a faculty member of the institution that will grant the degree is required attesting to student status and that the student’s degree plan includes hydrologic subjects. Student membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Benefits

  • You will get the AIH Bulletin (newsletter)
  • Reduced meeting registration fees
  • Discounts on AIH publications
  • Automatic membership in your representative state AIH section (if available)
  • Association with hydrology professionals and scientists in associated fields
  • The first step towards professional certification in hydrology

Annual Cost: $20

Emeritus

This is a category for members who have maintained active member status for 15 years and are now retired to an inactive status. Emeritus members maintain their certification but it is assumed they no longer generate an income through the practice of applied hydrology. Emeritus status may be arranged by contacting the AIH office at admin@aihydrology.org.

Annual Cost: $50