Alabama Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Alabama land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Alabama for firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

Company Licenses

Alabama Land Surveying Company Licenses

Alabama Certificate of Authorization for Land Surveying

Agency:Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Law:

Alabama Code Section 34-11-9 

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Instructions:

Instructions

Agency fee:

$80

Notes:

If your company offers both engineering and land surveying services, you will need to have separate certificates of authorization for engineering and land surveying. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online Renewal

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by January 31.

Notes:

If your company offers both engineering and land surveying services, you will need to have separate certificates of authorization for engineering and land surveying. 

Design Firm - Surveyor firm registration is sometimes grouped with engineering and architecture on a single “design firm” application form.

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) - An exam for recent graduates that tests on basic surveying principles.

Principles of Surveying (PS) - An exam that tests for competency of surveying skills.

Reciprocity - When a licensed surveyor in on state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Advocacy group for professional surveyors in the United States.

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