Colorado Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Colorado land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Colorado 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

Colorado Land Surveying Company Licenses

Colorado Land Surveying License

Not required



Land surveyor firms are not licensed at the state level in Colorado. Business entities are permitted to practice surveying provided that they comply with CO Stat. § 12-25-204.

More information: Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Individual Licenses

Colorado Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Colorado Land Surveyor Intern Enrollment

Required:Not required
Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$30

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Land Surveyor Intern enrollment is valid indefinitely or until a Professional Land Surveyor license is issued.

Colorado Land Surveyor License

Required:Not required
Agency:Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$100

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

Renewal fees vary from year to year.

Due:

By October 31 of odd-numbered years.

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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