Florida Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Florida land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Florida 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

Florida Land Surveying Company Licenses

Florida Certificate of Authorization (Land Surveying)

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveying Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency fee:

$255 for a regular license or $180 for a temporary certificate.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$355 ($350 renewal fee and $5 unlicensed activity fee).

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

The late renewal penalty is $150.

Individual Licenses

Florida Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Florida Surveyor and Mapper License

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$255

Due:

By February 28 of odd-numbered years.

Florida Surveyor in Training License

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

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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