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)

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Law:

NJ Stat. § 45-8 et seq

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

Initial Registration

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual

Turnaround:

2-3 months.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency fee:

$120 for Biennial or $60 for Annual

Due:

By August 31 of even-numbered years.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes

Reinstatement

Form:

Reinstatement Application for a Certificate of Authorization

Agency fee:

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

Individual Licenses

New Jersey Individual Land Surveying Licenses

New Jersey Land Surveyor-in-Training Certification

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveyor-in-Training Application

Agency fee:

$30

Notarize:Required

Renewal Not Required

Not required



New Jersey Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Land Surveyor Application

Agency fee:

$75 application fee + $40 or $80 license fee depending on when the application is filed.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$80

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

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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