Surveying licensure in the United States

517 views

Published on

Smith-Roberts National Corp. ( http://www.smith-roberts.com ) is a nationwide ALTA Land Survey coordinator and the originator of the DesignReady Survey®.

Published in: Real Estate, Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Surveying licensure in the United States

  1. 1. Surveying licensure in the United States www.smith-roberts.com
  2. 2. • Here in this article we explain the “certification process and system” and we believe it will help new professionals entering in this profession.• Individual States issue and maintain licenses for professional surveyors wanting to practice “surveying and mapping” as a profession.• Every State has different procedures and protocols to issue these certifications. www.smith-roberts.com
  3. 3. Here is a complete listing of the different State Land Surveyor Regulationdepartments. www.smith-roberts.com
  4. 4. • According to NCEES (the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) “Professional licensure protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications in education, work experience, and exams.”• Below are two mission statements from the state websites of Virginia and Oklahoma – which shed light on why regulation is required www.smith-roberts.com
  5. 5. 1 Virginia Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation www.smith-roberts.com
  6. 6. 1 Virginia Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by licensing qualified individuals and businesses and enforcing standards of professional conduct for professions and occupations as designated by statute. www.smith-roberts.com
  7. 7. 2 Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land www.smith-roberts.com
  8. 8. 2 Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land In order to safeguard life, health and property, and to promote the public welfare, the practice of engineering and land surveying are declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. www.smith-roberts.com
  9. 9. • The examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States are developed and administered by NCEES (the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying).• The NCEES is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.• It also facilitates professional mobility and promotes uniformity of the U.S. licensure processes through services for its member licensing boards and licensees. www.smith-roberts.com
  10. 10. Comity licensure and NCEES record• An professional surveyor applicant for comity licensure means that he/she is already licensed in another state and seeks to become licensed based on that prior licensure.• According to NCEES.org “An NCEES record is for licensed engineers and surveyors who plan to practice in multiple states. It provides a means of storing and transmitting your professional records—such as transcripts, exam results, and employment references—in order to apply for licensure in an additional state or territory (a process known as comity licensure).” www.smith-roberts.com
  11. 11. Smith-Roberts 100 N.E. 5th StreetOklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 Phone: 405 840-7094 Fax: 405 516-2680 Toll Free: 800 411-2010Email: Info@smith-roberts.comwww.smith-roberts.com

×