Path to becoming a CLS

Interested in becoming a Canada Lands Surveyor?

Candidates are required  to meet one of the following requirements:

  • You hold a Commission or Licence as a land surveyor in a Canadian province, or are in the process of attaining one; or,
  • You hold a Certificate of Completion (C. of C.) from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).

If  you do not meet the above requirements then you can apply to become a CBEPS candidate at: www.cebeps-cceag.ca

Process

If you hold a Commission or Licence as a land surveyor in a Canadian province, you are required to write an open book 4-hour on-line exam that is composed of 4 modules (this is done on your own time).

If  do not hold a Commission or are a provincial Licenced Land Surveyor you are required to write 3 open book three-hour on-line exams (this is also done on your own time).

Once the exam(s) are completed and passed , you will be awarded a Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) Commission. (You will need an ACLS Licence to practice as a CLS).

If you hold a Commission or Licence as a land surveyor in a Canadian province, you  are required to provide an affidavit form and  proof of professional liability insurance.

If you do not hold a provincial right to practice, you are required  to demonstrate that you have a minimum of  2 years of surveying experience in the last 5 years, provide a project report in addition to an affidavit form and proof of professional liability insurance.

For complete information on the ACLS requirements, download the ACLS Candidate-Handbook.