This category is for a person who has a Certificate of Completion from CBEPS is eligible to enter into articles with a practising BC land surveyor (BCLS) and be registered as a Land Surveyor in Training (LST).

Persons wishing to become Land Surveyors in Training must fill in and submit the application below. They should forward their Certificate of Completion issued by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) along with their resume showing the cadastral survey experience they have achieved to date and the appropriate fees to the Association office. Their credentials will be reviewed and the article period will be determined by the Registrar. The applicant will then enter an articles agreement with a BCLS who has a minimum of three years experience as a practising land surveyor. LSTs are required to achieve at least two years of cadastral surveying experience and are required to file diary sheets with the Association during, and upon completion of their articles period. Credits toward article time can be obtained for time as a survey student and for suitable land survey experience.

To see which exams Land Surveyors in Training are required to write please follow this link.

Information Required:

  • CBEPS Certificate of Completion
  • Detailed list of work experience
  • Credentials Assessment fee:  $25 plus GST
  • Annual Registration fee:  $100 plus GST


Please submit the following form to register and obtain additional information

Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors

Application to become a Land Surveyor in Training

I , of , , , , , and , hereby make application for status as a Land Surveyor in Training under regulations approved by the Association.

Birthplace: Birthdate:

I am a Registered Permanent Resident in:

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

2. Experience:

If the spaces below do not provide enough room please forward a Curriculum Vitae or Detailed listing of work experience to the Association office by email.

3. Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors Certificate:

If you have this certification, you will be asked to forward a copy to the ABCLS office using fax or email. Please indicate your PSC status below.

 I have a PSC I do not have a PSC

4. Registration as an articled student in other Canadian Jurisdictions:
Membership Status
Date of Registration

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 $100.00 + GST.

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.