Surveyors, Professional

SOC Code: 17-1022

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Surveyors measure the earth’s surface to determine the contour, location, and dimension of land features.

        1.  Pass a written 8-hour examination.
        2.  Pass the Wyoming take-home examination.
        3.  Pass the State Specific examination.
        4.  Registered as a Land Surveyor-in-Training and actively engaged in education and experience satisfactory to the Board in professional land surveying for at least four years beyond that required for registration as a Land Surveyor-in-Training; or, An applicant who holds a valid registration in another state, jurisdiction, territory, or country may be considered for registration provided the applicant submits evidence that the education, experience, and examination requirements under which he is registered are substantially identical to or better than those existing in Wyoming. Applicants may be required to take Parts III & IV of the professional land surveyor examination with a minimum score determined by the Board.
        1.  Pass the written 8-hour examination.
        2.  Complete a Bachelor of Science degree in a land surveying or engineering curriculum which includes at least 30 semester hours in surveying, mapping and other courses approved by the Board; or, Complete an Associate degree in a surveying technology curriculum plus four years of combined office and field experience, of which two involve being in charge of land surveying projects under the supervision of a Registered Land Surveyor.


1.  Fraud or deceit in obtaining registration.
2.  Gross negligence, misconduct, or incompetence in practice.
3.  Violation of any provision of land surveying law.

School Located in Wyoming
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne


Professional Land Surveyors are licensed by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.


The examinations are held twice a year during April and October in Laramie and Casper.

Fundamentals of Land Surveying $  50.00
Land Surveying $100.00
Professional Land Surveying Principles & Practice Part I $175.00
Take-Home and State Specific $145.00
Fundamentals of Land Surveying $130.00
Renewal (Every 2 Years) $115.00

Licensing Agency

Christine Turk, Executive Director
State Board of Registration for Professional 
  Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
2424 Pioneer Avenue, Suite 400
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 777-6155

Additional Sources of Information
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
210 Little Falls Street
Falls Church, Virginia  22046

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Wages Last Updated June 2008

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