Kansas Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Kansas land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Kansas 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

Kansas Land Surveying Company Licenses

Kansas Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity (Land Surveying)

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Law:

Kan. Stat Ann. 74- 7001 et. seq. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization for Business Entity

Agency fee:

$170

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency fee:

$95

Due:

Business Entities with names beginning with A-L renew by December 31 in even numbered years; M-Z renew by December 31 in odd numbered years. 

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Individual Licenses

Kansas Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Kansas Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Surveyor by Exam Application

Agency fee:

$60

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$70

Due:

Biennially by March 31. Licensees with last names beginning with A through L must renew their license in even-numbered years. Those with last names beginning with letters M through Z must renew their license in odd-numbered years.

Kansas Surveyor Intern Certificate

Agency:Kansas State Board of Technical Professions

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Application

Agency fee:

$20

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Intern certificates do not expire.

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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