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Value Proposition for Clients

D.GEs’ technical expertise helps clients achieve project success. 

The D.GE certification recognizes geotechnical engineers who possess specialty education, extensive education, integrity and sound judgment.

Value Proposition for D.GEs

Board certification in geotechnical engineering differentiates you from your peers.  It demonstrates mastery leading to personal satisfaction, professional success, and improved practice, resulting in superior service to clients and the public.

What is the Academy?

The Academy of Geo-Professionals, founded in 2008, is an elite group comprised of over 300 Diplomates who have gone through many years of training and experience to become eligible for Board Certification. AGP was formed by practicing geo-professional members of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geo-Institute. The Academy is a way to recognize engineers who have a special knowledge and experience in the field of geotechnical engineering.


The Geo-Profession comprises the individuals and professional organizations that work with the materials and processes forming the earth's crust, in the context of the built environment.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of the materials and processes forming the earth's crust, in the context of the built environment.


AGP's goal is dedicated to improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing the profession of geo-professional engineering. The Academy has begun its challenge to try and meet these goals with the oversight of our voluntary, post-licensure, specialty certification program for geo-professional engineers.

Validate your knowledge, expertise, and contributions to the field of geo-professional engineering with the Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) certification.

Summary of Certification Activities for 2020

Number of Applicants: 19

Number of Certificants: 418

Number of Recertified Certificants: 382

AGP Bylaws

Volunteers, Contractors, and staff are obligated to adhere to the ASCE Code of Ethics.


Questions or concerns about AGP's policies and/or decisions?  Contact us by phone at: 703-295-6314 or by email at: [email protected]