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 annual fee, 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 in Board Policy 6.8.

Having obtained the necessary academic qualification, you may enter into a term of articles under a BC Land Surveyor and register with the Association as Land Surveyor in Training.

During the term of articles, a Land Surveyor in Training receives practical training and experience in core knowledge areas and must develop key land surveying competencies.

Before receiving a commission as a BC Land Surveyor, a Land Surveyor in Training must successfully complete a Professional Examination covering both practical surveying and statutes and regulations, field project reports and a Professional Assessment Interview before the Board of Examiners.

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

For more information on articling, examinations, project reports, and the professional assessment interview, please see ABCLS Board Policies  6.4 and 6.11