Hawaii Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Hawaii land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Hawaii 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

Hawaii Land Surveying Company Licenses

Hawaii Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying firms are not licensed at the state level in Hawaii. Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with HAR § 16-115-4.

More information: Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Individual Licenses

Hawaii Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Hawaii Land Surveyor License

Agency:Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Land Surveyor

Agency fee:

$100 exam fee + either $114 or $216 license fee depending on when the license will be issued.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$216

Due:

By April 30 of even-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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