The educational requirements to become a licensed professional land surveyor can vary from licensing body to licensing body. Some require a 4-year bachelor’s degree in geomatics while others do not, and qualified work experience may allow a path to licensure. For the State of Hawaii, please see Requirements for Licensure for requirements.

The following are educational paths that may be taken to attain degrees/certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
Associates Degree and Certificates
Certified Survey Technician

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) has a site with listings of accredited educational institutions that offer the curriculum for degrees in geomatics and related topics.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES – National Society of Professional Surveyors (
The institutions listed may or may not offer surveying or geomatics programs online. For a list of a few that do offer online programs, please refer to the Online Land Surveying/Geomatics Degree Programs.

For more information please contact any of the HLSA Board of Directors.