Q1: What is required to be a licensed surveyor?

To acquire a survey license in the State of Texas, one must pass the state examination that tests for excellence in mathematics, land boundary law and a thorough understanding of the rules of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying. To be eligible to take the exam, an applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 32 hours in surveying-related classes and be in the Surveyor-in-Training program with at least two years’ experience working in a position of responsible charge. In practice, the surveyor must have knowledge of title searches, various ever-changing technologies, such as CAD, GPS, Total Stations and data collectors, and drafting methods to bring it all together to produce a completed survey.