Land Surveyor-in-Training Certificate

Land Surveyor-in-Training Certificate

Requirements

Before you may apply for certification as a land surveyor-in-training, you must have one of the following:

  • Senior standing in an ABET-accredited surveying program.
  • A bachelor's degree in an ABET-accredited surveying program.
  • A 2-year associate degree in a board-approved surveying program and 2 years of board-approved work experience.
  • 4 years of board-approved work experience.
    • Completion of the 2-year surveying program at any of the following schools may count for 2 years of this experience:
    • Completion of the Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) program, including the final exam, may count for 3 months of this experience.

How to Apply

Online

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Have any official transcripts or experience verification sent to:

Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
PO Box 9025
Olympia, WA 98507-9025

Email: engineers@brpels.wa.gov (Email must be sent directly from the school)

By Mail

  1. Complete the Land Surveyor-in-Training Registration Application:
    • Send pages 1–2 to:

      Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
      PO Box 9025
      Olympia WA 98507-9025

    • Send the Experience Description and Verification to the people who are verifying your work experience.
    • The verifier must complete their portion and return it to you in a sealed enveloped across the flap.  Don’t open the sealed envelope.  Or the verifier can email the form to engineers@brpels.wa.gov but it must come directly from the verifier’s email address.
  2. If you want your education considered toward requirements, ask your school to send an official transcript (not a photocopy) to us at:

    Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
    PO Box 9025
    Olympia, WA 98507

    Email: engineers@brpels.wa.gov (Email must be sent directly from the school)

How to get Certified as an land surveyor-in-training

If you want to be certified as a land surveyor-in-training in Washington, you must submit the certification application. Certificates are issued only to those applicants that designated Washington as their practice state when they registered to take the fundamentals of land surveying exam.