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No other organization represents the geotechnical consulting profession better than CalGeo. We offer a number of membership options to meet the diverse needs of those serving the industry. Membership dues are tax-deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

CalGeo offers continuous networking opportunities, highly educational events, and cost-saving services that have the cumulative effect of producing stronger, more profitable members of the geotechnical industry.

Any members you enter as part of your company will receive a copy of all mailings & e-mails generated by CalGeo (notifications of meetings, conferences, workshops, training classes, the newsletter, any special bulletins, etc.). You may also designate additional branch offices to receive this information at no charge. We offer special savings incentives to our members on programs and other packages throughout the year.

CalGeo Annual Membership Dues Structure 2021-2022 by Category:

Active Members Category

Organizations with at least one Registered Geotechnical Engineer actively practicing in the geotechnical profession.

  • $275 flat-fee dues for firms with 1 employee*
  • $450 for firms with 2-5 employees*
  • $650 for firms with 6-10 employees*
  • $800 for firms with 11-25 employees*
  • $950 for firms with 26-50 employees*
  • $1,250 for firms with 51-100 employees*
  • $1,500 maximum dues for firms with more than 100 employees* (includes all offices within California)
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* "Employee," for purposes of CalGeo membership dues calculations, is defined as any person directly involved in soil engineering, geology, or environmental sciences; support staff (lab and field technicians), and administrative staff involved in supporting these services in the State of California. Part-time employees should be calculated on a full-time equivalent basis (total part-time-employee hours divided by 160 hours).

*Multi-disciplinary or multi-state/national firms need only count the employees in the geotechnical group within California.


Associate Members Category

Organizations with at least one employee qualified as a Registered Civil Engineer who is actively practicing in the geotechnical profession.

  • Same as Active Members Dues (see above)
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Affiliate Members Category

Individuals or organizations that support the geotechnical profession with products or services.

Affiliate Members receive a FREE EXHIBIT BOOTH at our Annual Conference with purchase of one conference registration. Conference exhibit space is available exclusively to Affiliate Members on a first-come, first-served basis depending on venue capacity.

  • $1,790 Includes a complete listing of our membership (in Microsoft Excel), a rotating logo & link placement on the front page of our website, and an ad in one of our monthly e.Geo electronic newsletters.
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Individual Members Category

Individuals engaged in private-practice geoprofessions, government agency employees, or other geotechnical professionals employed by a non-member firm.

  • $150 flat-fee dues for an individual geoprofessional
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Academic Members Category

College professors and students studying geotechnical engineering.

  • $10 flat-fee dues for professors
  • FREE for engineering students that are members of their university's CalGeo chapter
  • $10 for other engineering students
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