Here is the latest compiled Guide – with resources and links to the statutes, board website, and NCEES – to help with preparing the application for become a Land Surveyor-In-Training!
Requirements & Information for becoming a Land Surveyor-in-Training – 2023
327.312, effective: Effective – 28 Aug 2022: (https://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=327.312&bid=51022&hl=)
Requirement: Has graduated High School or holds a Missouri GED.
Option 1: Has received a bachelorâ€™s degree in approved curriculum, which shall include 12 semester hours of surveying coursework defined by board regulation, of which 2 must be in legal aspects of boundary surveying. (Definition of approved curriculum for Bachelorâ€™s Degrees: https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2030-14.pdf).
Option 2: Has passed 60 college credits, which shall include 20 semester hours of approved surveying course work, of which 2 must be in legal aspects of boundary surveying, and present satisfactory evidence to the board that this person has at least one year of combined professional office and field experience in land surveying projects under the immediate supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor. (Acceptable Surveying Coursework: https://pr.mo.gov/boards/apelsla/Acceptable%20Coursework%20for%20Enrollment.pdf)
Option 3: Has passed 12 credit hours of approved surveying coursework, of which 2 must be in legal aspects of boundary surveying, and has at least two years of combined field and office experience in land surveying projects under the immediate supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor. Under this rule, not more than one year of postsecondary education work shall count as equivalent years of land surveying work. (Acceptable Surveying Coursework: https://pr.mo.gov/boards/apelsla/Acceptable%20Coursework%20for%20Enrollment.pdf)
Certificate & Fundamentals of Surveying Examination: The Board will issue a certificate of completion to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of the aforementioned optional pathway, and has passed such required examinations. Required examination being the Fundamentals of Surveying: https://pr.mo.gov/landsurveyorsintraining-examination.asp.
- The FS exam is provided by NCEES Here: https://ncees.org/exams/fs-exam/.
- A passing grade of 70% of greater is required.
Land Surveyor Intern (Land Surveyor-In-Training) Board Application & FS Schedule: https://pr.mo.gov/landsurveyorsintraining.asp
NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2024, any person may apply to the Board for licensure who presents evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has met the requirements as provided HERE: https://pr.mo.gov/professionallandsurveyors-application-forms-examination.asp
If you are on track to apply in 2024, note the different education requirements and make sure you are on track for those at the time your application will be submitted!