New Jersey Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for New Jersey land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in New Jersey 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

New Jersey Land Surveying Company Licenses

New Jersey Certificate of Authorization (Engineering and/or Land Surveying)

Required:Not required
Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

NJ Stat. § 45-8 et seq

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration


Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual


2-3 months.


Registration Renewal


Renewal Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual


By August 31 of even-numbered years.


Agency fee:



Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.


Notify the board in writing with any changes



Reinstatement Application for a Certificate of Authorization

Agency fee:

$125 + $120 for the two-year biennial cycle for which reinstatement is sought.

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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