Arkansas Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Arkansas land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Arkansas 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

Arkansas Land Surveying Company Licenses

Arkansas Certificate of Authorization (Engineering and/or Surveying)

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors
Law:

AR Code § 17-30-303 and AR Code § 17-48-207

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

COA Renewal

Instructions:

Instructions

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by December 31. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Amendment

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Amendment)

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$300 if delinquent for more than 2 years ($100 reinstatement + $200 dues/late penalties).

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Arkansas Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Surveyor License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Form:

PE Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

Arkansas Surveyor Intern License

Agency:Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors
Notes:

In order to apply for an intern license, applicants must have already passed the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Surveyor Intern License

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

SI Renewal

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Biennially by June 30. Licenses ending in even numbers must be renewed every even-numbered year, and licenses ending in odd numbers must be renewed every odd-numbered year.

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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