Other Post-Secondary Programs

Student or graduate of a geomatics engineering technology program or other post-secondary education programs in Canada not accredited by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS)

If you are a student in a geomatics engineering technology program and considering a career as a BC land surveyor, you should become 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.

Graduates of recognized two-year geomatics engineering technology diploma programs and other programs may obtain a CBEPS Certificate of Completion following successful completion of CBEPS examinations. Based on courses completed, CBEPS may exempt graduates from some of the CBEPS examinations. A list of technical institutes and specific exemptions are identified 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.

For more information on articling, examinations, project reports, and the professional assessment interview, please see ABCLS Board Policies 6.4 and 6.11