Student or graduate of a Geomatics Degree program accredited by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)
The degree programs at the University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology are accredited by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors. If you are a student at one of these programs and considering a career as a BC land surveyor, you should register as a Survey Student with the Association of BC Land Surveyors. There is no annual fee, and you will receive Association communications and information about educational seminars. Survey Students are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual General Meeting.
Apply to become a Survey Student with the Association.
To become a Land Surveyor in Training and ultimately a BC Land Surveyor, you must obtain either a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) or submit a transcript showing minimum grade requirements as specified in Bylaw 8.1(a)(ii) of the Association of BC land Surveyors. The CBEPS Certificate of Completion is proof of academic qualification in land surveying, which may be obtained upon graduation from the aforementioned degree programs provided cadastral surveying elective courses are taken. Detailed information is available on the CBEPS website.
Having obtained a Certificate of Completion, you may enter into a term of articles under a BC Land Surveyor and register with the Association as a Land Surveyor in Training.
During the term of articles, a Land Surveyor in Training receives practical training and experience in core knowledge areas and must develop key land surveying competencies.
Before receiving a commission as a BC Land Surveyor, a Land Surveyor in Training must successfully complete a Professional Examination covering both practical surveying and statutes and regulations, field project reports and a Professional Assessment Interview before the Board of Examiners.
If you have obtained a CBEPS Certificate of Completion, apply to become a Land Surveyor in Training in British Columbia.