BCIT Geomatics Program

Student or graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Science in Geomatics program

If you are a BCIT student and considering a career as a BC land surveyor, you should register as a Survey Student with the Association of BC Land Surveyors. There is no cost, and you will receive Association communications and information about educational seminars. Survey Students are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual General Meeting and regional meetings in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere.

Apply to become a Survey Student with the Association.

Graduates of BCIT’s Bachelor of Science in Geomatics program may qualify as a Land Surveyor in Training upon providing a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) or a transcript showing minimum grades in courses specified by the Association of BC Land Surveyors.

Having obtained the necessary academic qualification, you may register with the Association as a Land Surveyor in Training and enter into a term of articles under a BC Land Surveyor for not less than 12 months and not more than 32 months. The term of articles is a training period performing field and office work in British Columbia. During and after the term of articles, Land Surveyors in Training:

  • regularly report their land surveying experience to the Association;
  • complete professional examinations dealing with practical surveying and statutes and regulations affecting the practice of land surveying in British Columbia;
  • submit three project reports; and
  • attend a professional assessment interview before the Board of Management of the Association.

Successful completion of the professional assessment interview is the final step toward receiving a commission as a BC Land Surveyor.

If you have a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics degree from BCIT, apply to become a Land Surveyor in Training in British Columbia.

For information on articling, examinations, project reports, and the professional assessment interview, please see the Land Surveyor in Training Handbook.