Michigan Land Surveyor License
Licensing requirements for Michigan land surveyor firms.
This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Michigan 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.
Michigan Land Surveying Company Licenses
Michigan Architecture, Engineering, or Surveying Firm Approval
In order to obtain approval from the Department, send an email to BPLHelp@michigan.gov that contains the following:
Renewal Not Required
No renewal application is required, but upon request by the department, a firm shall report to the department the names and addresses of its principals, persons in responsible charge, unlicensed principals, and any other information the department considers necessary.
Michigan Individual Land Surveying Licenses
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.