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Geodetic Surveyors

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Geodetic surveyors may become certified as floodplain surveyors or as federal surveyors through the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The NSPS partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create the certification program for floodplain surveyors, and it partnered with the Bureau of Land Management to create the certified federal surveyors program. The NSPS also offers the certified survey technician credential to applicants who pass an  examination and meet other requirements. Four levels of certification are available in two primary tracks—field and office. Visit for more information. 

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