A Career Without Boundaries
How to Become a Surveyor
The requirements to become a surveyor vary by state and have developed with the technology used. While apprenticeships have always been part of the industry, there are ABET-accredited college programs offering two-year and four-year degrees.
Technician and Professional Pathways
Surveyors may choose two pathways. Survey Technicians do not always have academic requirements and often work in the field and office, collecting and processing data. Professional Surveyors do have educational requirements. They use data to determine locations and boundaries and perform other land-related services.
Our resource hub has a wide variety of useful materials available for surveyors and educators.
Types of Surveyors
There are many fields of practice within the profession of surveying. Although it is often thought that surveying applies only to the establishment and retracement of property boundaries, surveying is actually utilized in every activity related to the ownership and development of land.