Membership Categories

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). The certification process is described here

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. The certification process is described here

Annual Cost: $90

Associate

The Associate member is a category that includes individuals who have achieved a level of education that qualifies them to be certified, but do not meet the experience requirements. Associate members have neither taken any of the examinations for certification nor have their credentials been reviewed by the Board of Registration. An Associate member has all the same benefits as a certified member but cannot represent him/herself as either a certified Professional Hydrologist or Hydrologic Technician. The purpose of this category is to give new practicing hydrologists and hydrologic technicians a point of entry in to the organization so they begin networking with cohorts and preparing themselves for certification.

Annual Cost: $35

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

Students enrolled in a full-time curriculum pursuing a degree in hydrology, earth sciences, and engineering may apply for this membership category. Student members have not taken the Fundamental Examination. More information about student membership and student chapters can be found at the student membership page.

Annual Cost: Free

Institutional

An Institutional Member is a governmental agency, research institution, university or department thereof, scientific society, or other non-profit organization having programs related to hydrology. Institutional Members must have a Professional Member on their institutional staff to be eligible for membership.

Corporate/Institution/Affiliate Membership Application

Annual Cost: $250

Corporate Affiliate

A Corporate Member is a for-profit organization involved in the practice of hydrology. Corporate members must have a Professional Member on their staff to be eligible for membership.

Corporate/Institution/Affiliate Membership Application

Annual Cost: $250

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 Executive Director.

Annual Cost: $75