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Land Surveyor


A New York licensed land surveyor (LS) is a professional who uses applied mathematics and other technical and research skills to measure and plot:

  • the dimensions of any portion of the earth's surface (including natural and other structures);
  • the lengths and directions of boundary lines; and
  • the contour of the earth's surface.

Licensing Requirements

A licensed New York LS has a minimum of eight years of education/experience credit and has passed both a 14-hour national examination and a two-hour New York State-specific examination.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2018, there were 42 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 20 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2020, there are 1,098 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying & Geology
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then ext. 140
Fax: (518) 473-6282 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

17-1022 - Surveyors
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/21/20.

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