AAPL Fundamentals of Land Practices & Optional RPL Exam

Hyatt Place The Woodlands
1909 Research Forest Dr Shenandoah, TX 77380-3194
February 4-5, 2016
6.00 CEU
1.00 CEU Ethics


The American Association of Professional Landmen invites you to its Fundamentals of Land Practices Seminar and optional RPL review and exam at the Hyatt Place on February 4-5, 2016


**COST(before 1/21/16): 

1 Day Seminar-$375


1 Day Seminar no Exam- $250

1 Day RPL Review w/ Exam on February 5th -$300

RPL Exam Only on February 5th - $100 

**Only Active members can take the RPL Exam

**Within 2 weeks of the class a $50 late registration fee applies. 


Cancellation Fee: $50 cancellation fee for RPL Review w/ Exam and CPL Review w/ Exam

Cancellation Fee: $25 cancellation fee for Review Only and Exam Only




Hyatt Place
1909 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The seminar and RPL review will together be presented on Thursday, February 4th from 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., and the optional exam will be held on Friday, February 5th at 8:45 a.m.; test takers will have from 9-11 a.m. to complete the exam. We have now added an option to sit for the RPL EXAM ONLY, at a reduced fee of $100 for early registration.  This does not include the one day review and NO study material will be sent out with this registration option.

The AAPL Fundamentals of Land Practices seminar is a one-day program designed for experienced landmen desiring to review some of the basics of our business. It is well suited for both the field landmen and the in-house landmen who want to learn more about land practices. It can serve as a primer for those starting out in landwork, but the focus is on a more experienced audience. The material presented will build on the foundation acquired on-the-job and will solidify skills recently acquired.

Day 1 also covers the review material included on the RPL Exam.

A bound book of class materials will be provided to all participants.  Please note if you choose the EXAM ONLY option the review and book is not included.

The advance registration fee for the one-day seminar is $250 for AAPL members and $375 for non-members through January 21st.  After this date, the registration goes up $50. 

The advance registration fee for the RPL review and RPL exam is $300; only AAPL Active Members are eligible to sit for the exam.

The advance registration fee for the RPL EXAM ONLY is $100; only AAPL active members are eligible to sit for the exam.

The class is open to the first 75 registrants; confirmations will only be emailed once payment is received in full.

Each registrant should bring a basic hand-held calculator.


You must be an AAPL Active Member for one year and fully qualify to become an RPL to sit for the exam.

The workbook, Petroleum Land Practices, will be shipped to all of those pre-registered for the RPL course and exam option. The exam will be offered Friday, February 5th from 8:45-11:00 a.m.

Each exam taker must bring a basic hand-held calculator to the exam (with extra batteries) and writing utensils.  NO PHONE, IPAD OR TABLETS allowed for the calculator features.

The results of your exam are not disclosed until your RPL application has been completed and approved by the AAPL Certification Chairman.


Thursday, February 4th

7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcoming Remarks and Course Overview
        Frank Klam, CPL

        Real Property Law
        Land Descriptions
        Contract Law

12:00 PM
 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00  Conveyancing
         Interest Calculations
         Oil & Gas Lease
         AAPL & Ethics

4:45  RPL Exam Instructions

5:00 Adjourn

Friday, February 5th (Optional RPL Exam)

8:45 AM Exam Prep

9:00 Exam Begins

11:00 Exam Ends

Note: Schedule subject to change

Speaker Information:

Frank Klam, CPL

Frank graduated from University of Texas with Honors with a degree in Petroleum Land Management in 1972. He started his career with Amoco Production Company and later worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a Division Landman for the Houston Onshore and Offshore Divisions, and as Vice President of Land for North Central Oil Corporation. He became an Independent in 1985, and specialized in due diligence for producing property acquisitions. In 2015, Frank took the position of Director of Land for Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation. 


Frank has been active in both the local and national landmen associations, serving as President of HAPL in 1981 and as Chairman of the Publications Committee for AAPL.


Frank has been married since 1970, and he and his wife, Carlee, have four children, and twelve grandchildren.



This Program is accredited by AAPL for 7 CPL, RPL, or RL continuing education credits, including one ethics credit.

Disclaimer: This schedule is subject to changes and cancellation at the discretion of AAPL. If the class is cancelled AAPL will refund all seminar fees. AAPL is not responsible for any travel costs incurred and will not issue refunds for these expenses including, but not limited to: airfare, car rental, lodging fees.


Organizer AAPL


Hyatt Place - The Woodlands
1909 Research Forest Dr
Shenandoah, Texas 77380