Virginia Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Virginia land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Virginia 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.

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Company Licenses

Virginia Land Surveying Company Licenses

Virginia Business Entity Branch Office Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Entity Branch Office Application

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Business Entity Branch Office Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$80 for licenses expired for 30 days or more.

Virginia Business Entity Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
Law:

VAC § 10-20-540 et seq.

Initial Registration

Form:

Business Entity Application

Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Business Entity Registration Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$150 for licenses expired for at least 6 months but less than 5 years and $300 for licenses expired for more than 5 years.

Virginia Professional Corporation Branch Office Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Corporation Branch Office Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$55 for licenses expired for 30 days or more.

Virginia Professional Corporation Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Corporation Application

Agency fee:

$30

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$25

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Corporation Application

Agency fee:

$125 for licenses expired for at least 6 months but less than 5 years and $275 for licenses expired for more than 5 years.

Virginia Professional Limited Liability Company Branch Office Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Limited Liability Company Branch Office Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$80 for licenses expired for 30 days or more.

Virginia Professional Limited Liability Company Registration

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail about 45 days prior to expiration.

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

No forms are provided for amendments; instead firms should submit updates to their registration via mail.

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Limited Liability Company Application (Reinstatement)

Agency fee:

$150 for licenses expired for at least 6 months but less than 5 years and $300 for licenses expired for more than 5 years.

Individual Licenses

Virginia Individual Land Surveying Licenses

Virginia Land Surveyor B License

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

LS-B License Application

Agency fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Form:

LS and LS-B License Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Virginia Land Surveyor License

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

LS License Application

Agency fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Form:

LS and LS-B License Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Virginia Surveyor Photogrammetrist License

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

SP License Application

Agency fee:

$90

Registration Renewal

Form:

SP License Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$90

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of issuance.

Virginia Surveyor-in-Training Designation

Agency:Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

Initial Registration

Form:

SIT Designation Application

Agency fee:

$60

Renewal Not Required

Not required



The EIT designation remains valid indefinitely.

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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