Texas Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Texas land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Texas 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

Texas Land Surveying Company Licenses

Texas Land Surveying Firm Registration

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying
Law:

Tex. Occ. Code Ann. § 1001.001 et seq. 

Initial Registration

Form:

Land Surveying Firm Registration

Agency fee:

$32.11

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency fee:

$31

Due:

Annually

Individual Licenses

Texas Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Texas Licensed State Land Surveyor (LSLS) License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form:

LSLS Application

Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$179

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) License

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form:

RPLS Application

Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$179

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Texas Surveyor in Training (SIT) Certification

Agency:Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

Initial Registration

Form:

Surveyor In Training (S.I.T.) Application

Agency fee:

$125

Registration Renewal

Form:

SIT Certification Renewal

Agency fee:

$25

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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