Beginning Jan 1, 2024 – MO House Bill No. 2191 goes into effect, which changes the requirements for Land Surveying Interns (previously Land Surveyors in Training).

This bill changes the requirements to become a land surveyor. Currently, a person must apply to the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects for enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training and meet certain requirements before applying
to become a professional land surveyor. Beginning January 1, 2024, this bill requires a person to apply for enrollment as a land surveyor intern instead of a land surveyor-in training. To qualify a person must meet certain requirements specified in the bill. Beginning January 1, 2024, in order to apply to the Board for licensure as a professional land surveyor, an applicant must:

(1) Be a high school graduate or hold a high school equivalently certificate, and hold a Bachelor’s degree or have completed at least 60 hours of college credit, with 15 total semester hours of approved surveying coursework, of which at least six semester hours are in legal aspects of land surveying;

(2) Have acquired the specified years of field and office experience in land surveying under the immediate supervision of a professional land surveyor. The years of experience vary based on
educational requirements completed by the applicant; and

(3) Have passed any examinations required by the Board. If a person is enrolled as a land surveyor-in-training before January 1, 2024, he or she can be licensed as a professional land surveyor upon meeting the licensing requirements as they existed on August 27, 2022.