Becoming a Surveyor

Land Surveying can be an extremely rewarding profession, offering high pay, and strong growth prospects. However, land surveying is also a heavily regulated profession, and all 50 states require surveyors to be licensed before they can certify legal documents or perform many of the duties associated with land surveying.

To become a Land Surveyor, there are 4 steps required as set by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying:

  1. Complete the level of education required in your state

  2. Pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam

  3. Gain sufficient work experience under a licensed surveyor

  4. Pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam

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