Montana Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Montana land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Montana 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

Montana Land Surveying Company Licenses

Montana Certificate of Authorization

Required:Not required
Agency:Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Mont. Code Ann. § 37-67-301 et. seq. 

Initial Registration


Certificate of Authority Application

Agency fee:


Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Registration Renewal


Certificate of Authority Renewal

Agency fee:



Annually by October 1.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required



Change of Engineer and or Land Surveyor in Responsible Charge

Agency fee:



Within 10 days of the effective date of the change.

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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