Minnesota Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Minnesota land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Minnesota 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.

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Minnesota Land Surveying Company Licenses

Minnesota Professional Firm Registration

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Law:

MN St. § 319B

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Firm Registration Application

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Firm Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Notify the board of changes via phone or email.

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Firm Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$25 for each year expired.

Notes:

Licenses that have been expired for longer than 4 years cannot be reinstated and the licensee should instead apply for a new license.

Individual Licenses

Minnesota Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Minnesota Land Surveyor License

Exam Application

Form:

Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) and Minnesota Land Surveying Exam Application

Agency fee:

$75

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Initial Registration

Agency fee:

$120

Notes:

After passing all 3 exams, applicants are notified by mail how to apply for a license.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Minnesota Land Surveyor-in-Training Certificate

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam Application

Agency fee:

$25

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Surveyor-in-Training 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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