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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
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
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.
By joining AIH, you will have the opportunity to:
- Interact with fellow hydrologists. Network with other professionals in your field for mentoring, sharing project ideas and research, and career advice.
- Engage with the AIH Bulletin. Access the most current topics and news related to hydrology, or submit your own articles for consideration.
- Benefit from career services. Use our platform to search for jobs all over the U.S.
- Participate in free professional webinars.
- Take the first step towards a professional certification in hydrology.
- Represent AIH at conferences.
Become a student member for only $20/year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Cost: $50