In our industry there’s always more to learn, no matter how long you’ve been in the game. You’re ready to run ahead as a leader—to help make industry decisions and share your knowledge—but you also have to keep up with change. It’s a tall order, but you don’t have to go it alone.
COPAS is a professional member association for the industry’s most knowledgeable and influential petroleum accountants—2,600 members and 26 societies strong. We build each other up and grow together as professionals, people and friends. When you’re looking for education, connection and opportunities, COPAS is your source
How COPAS can help:
Joining your regional COPAS society will immediately connect you with fellow professionals in your area. You can also connect with thousands of oil and gas accountants across the country at our annual Spring and Fall meetings. You’ll build lasting friendships, keep up to date with industry changes and trends, and give and receive help with current issues.
With new CPE courses every month, COPAS Energy Education meets your need for up-to-the-minute, relevant and accessible knowledge. Our courses balance theory and real world practices for an engaging experience. You can brush up on best practices and learn how to handle emerging issues like managing remote technology centers and drone charges.
Always be in the know! COPAS members get access to high-quality publications with key industry guidance, plus updated economic factors such as the workers’ compensation actuarial assessment.
Joining COPAS will help you become the go-to resource in your firm for the latest information and best practices! Your employer will also gain corporate representation through your individual membership.
COPAS publications are recognized worldwide as the authority for oil and gas accounting standards for U.S. Operations. It is the place for the oil and gas industry’s most knowledgeable and influential petroleum accountants. Being part of COPAS lends prestige to your career and sends the message that you mean business.
Earning the Accredited Petroleum Accountant® Certification proves you have proficient knowledge of the unique guidelines and principles of oil and gas accounting. Being APA® certified shows a commitment to professional excellence and to shaping thought leadership in our industry.
APA® certifications are valid for one year. By completing continued education that advances knowledge, skills and abilities, APA® certified accountants stay current with the latest research, professional standards and guidelines.
Being a COPAS member means you are at the forefront of driving change and innovation that shape accounting in the petroleum industry. We set the accounting standards in the oil and gas industry.
As a COPAS member, you have a seat at the table. Whether you jump right into leadership and serve on a committee or attend one of our annual meetings asking questions that challenge the status quo—every voice has the power to create and shape change in our industry.
COPAS offers a mentoring program at our Spring and Fall meetings. We’ll connect you with a new professional who you’ll introduce to people you know. This can serve as a foundation for a longer-term mentoring relationship.