New Mexico Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for New Mexico land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in New Mexico 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 Mexico Land Surveying Company Licenses

New Mexico Land Surveying License

Not required

Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, a licensed individual must oversee all surveying work. Firms should consult board rules and state statutes before doing business.

More information: New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Individual Licenses

New Mexico Individual Land Surveying Licenses

New Mexico Professional Surveyor License

Agency:New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration


Professional Surveyor Application

Agency fee:


Registration Renewal

Filing method:


Agency fee:



Biennially by December 31. Licenses ending in odd numbers renew during odd-numbered years and licenses ending in even numbers renew during even-numbered years.

New Mexico Surveying Intern Certification

Agency:New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration


SI Application

Agency fee:


Registration Renewal

Not required

Intern 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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