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Frequently Asked Questions
Registered/licensed land surveyors in good standing and pre-registered/pre-licensed land surveyors. Pre-registered/pre-licensed land surveyors will not become certified until they become registered/licensed in at least one State, territory, or the District of Columbia.
No. This is not a licensing program. You must have a current license for the State in which you are working. The CFedS certification is intended to be a significant addition to the resume and credentials of the Registered Professional Land Surveyor and Tribal Surveyor. Upon completion of the program, the surveyor’s name will be placed on the CFedS Roster. Individuals, Tribes and the BIA will be encouraged to select surveyors from the CFedS Roster when contracting for cadastral services on or adjacent to Federal lands including Indian Country.
You must complete a training module equivalent to a four-credit college course (approximately 160 hrs.) and pass the Certification Examination. All training modules are (now) available via this website. Successful completion of the training portion of the certification program will require completion of several quizzes within the various training modules. In addition to the training, a comprehensive Certification Examination must be passed to receive the CFedS certification.
You may register and pay your tuition at any time via this website, allowing you to begin work on course one immediately. All application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The initial fees cover the cost of the training courses, testing (not including your proctor), and educational support. The initial training, examination, and CFedS Certification cost is $1,200.00. This fee allows you two years or three attempts at the examination.