This category is for a cadastral land surveyor from other provinces in Canada or a Canada Lands Surveyor licensed to conduct cadastral surveys.

Land surveyors wishing to become Land Surveyor Associates must fill in and submit the application below. They will be notified of their application status and will be required to sit certain professional examinations under either the agreement between the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association and Association of BC Land Surveyors agreement authorized under the TILMA or the Professional Surveyors Canada, Mutual Recognition Agreement. If not active as a professional Land Surveyor in their home association in the past two years, the applicant may be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) and write all of the professional examinations.

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

Information Required:

  • Confirmation of membership status in Canadian land surveying associations
  • Credentials Assessment fee:  $25 plus GST
  • Annual Registration fee:  $200 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 Associate

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

Birthplace: Birthdate:

I am a Registered Permanent Resident in:

Registration as a Land Surveyor in a Canadian Jurisdiction:
Membership Status
Date of Registration

 I hereby give my permission for all of my home associations to provide information to the Association of BC Land Surveyors as to any complaints or discipline proceedings that relate to my competence or conduct as a land surveyor.


Please list all Associations with which you are currently registered and/or previously registered. The ABCLS will be contacting those Associations to have a Certificate of Conduct, as approved by the CCLS Labour Mobility Coordinating Committee, completed by the Registrar or designate in each Association. By submitting this form you are confirming that you have listed all Associations and that you are registered as a land surveyir in good standing in at least one of those Associations. 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 $200.00 + 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.