This category is for a person who is working in a geomatics related field employed either by a BCLS or other employer or in school enrolled in survey science, geomatics or equivalent studies in surveying.

Students and graduates of surveying programs or geography based programs at Institutes of Technology or Universities may apply for Survey Student status. Survey Students may receive cooperative credits toward eventual article time with suitable pre-professional and cadastral survey experience. Survey Students are encouraged to register with the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) to determine what exams they will have to write to obtain a Certificate of Completion. A Certificate of Completion is required prior to registering as a Land Surveyor in Training with the Association.

Information Required:

  • Educational Institution, Program Taken & Grades achieved
  • Present Employer if applicable
  • Credentials Assessment fee:  $25 plus GST
  • Annual Registration fee:  $50 plus GST (Students in full time studies at a University or Institute of Technology are exempt this fee)


Please submit the following form to register and obtain additional information.

Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

Application to become a Survey Student

I , of , , , , , and , hereby make application for status as a Survey Student under regulations approved by the Association.

Birthplace: Birthdate:

I am a Registered Permanent Resident in:

A survey student is any person, Canadian or otherwise, accepted prior to articles on a training roster by the Association of Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia, whose minimum academic standing is equivalent for entry to an accredited program in surveying or applied survey science.

1. Education:
Diploma - Degrees Received
Year of Course/Graduation

2. Experience:

3. Current Status:
Present Employer (if applicable)

Educational Institution Attending (if applicable)

I confirm the foregoing to be a true record of my education and survey experience. If this application is accepted, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association. I will forward $25.00 + GST to cover the fee for this application. If accepted I agree to pay annual dues in the amount of $50.00 + GST per year.

The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of and will be used for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Land Surveyors Act. The collection, use and disclosure of personal information is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions about this form should be directed to the Association of BC Land Surveyors, #301-2400 Bevan Avenue, Sidney BC V8L 1W1. Phone: 250-655-7222 Fax: 250-655-7223.