The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) sponsors the Certified Survey Technician (CST) program. This four-level certification program for surveying technicians throughout the United States indicates official recognition by NSPS that a person has demonstrated that he or she is minimally competent to perform surveying tasks at a specified technical level. Examinations are held throughout the year. Visit NSPS for more information.
Why is certification important?
It gives important and needed recognition to the survey technicians in public and private practice.
It provides objectives for improvement and advancement for field and office survey technicians. (A Career Ladder)
Minimum qualifications based on hours of experience:
Level I– Entry Level
Level II – Minimum of 1.5 years experience
Level III – Minimum of 3.5 years experience
Level IV – Minimum of 5.5 years experience but must already hold a Level III certification
For more information, please visit http://www.nsps.us.com/