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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

A number of states now require that cartographers be licensed as surveyors, so check with the state where you plan to practice to determine its specific requirements. Organizations such as the National Society of Professional Surveyors ( offer information about licensing. In general, licensing requires a formal education and passage of a test. Many community colleges and professional organizations offer certification in cartography or one of its specialties.

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