West Virginia Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for West Virginia land surveyor firms.

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

Company Licenses

West Virginia Land Surveying Company Licenses

West Virginia Certificate of Authorization (Land Surveying)

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors

W. Va. Code Chapter 30, Article 13 and West Virginia Code §30-13A-20 

Registration Renewal


Surveying Certificate of Authorization Renewal

Agency fee:



Annually by December 31.

Individual Licenses

West Virginia Individual Land Surveying Licenses

West Virginia Professional Surveyor License

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors

Registration Renewal

Filing method:


Agency fee:



Annually by June 30.

West Virginia Surveyor Intern Certification

Agency:West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors

Initial Registration


FS Education Application

Agency fee:


Renewal Not Required

Not required

All certificates shall expire 10 years from the passing date of the FS examination and cannot be renewed.

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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