The Certified Survey Technician Program (CST) is a comprehensive national certification program for survey technicians, and is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor within its National Apprenticeship Program. The Certified Survey Technician Board (CSTB) administers the program, which is intended to gauge technical capabilities and general knowledge of workplace safety and procedures.
Four levels of certification are offered in two primary tracks – field and office. Certification is by examination, which must be monitored by an approved Proctor.
The exam is offered in both a paper and online format.