Delaware Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Delaware land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Delaware 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

Delaware Land Surveying Company Licenses

Delaware Certificate of Authorization (Land Surveying)

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Land Surveying Certificate of Authorization

Agency fee:

$194

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

In addition to the online renewal, Land Surveying firms need to complete the Verification of Surveyor in Charge form.

Individual Licenses

Delaware Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Delaware Land Surveyor License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Land Surveyor Licensure

Agency fee:

$181

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.

Due:

By June 30 of odd-numbered years.

Delaware Surveyor Intern Registration

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Surveyor Intern

Agency fee:

$150

Notarize:Required

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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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