2013 Wisconsin Act 358 became effective August 1, 2014, and renamed Land Surveyors as Professional Land Surveyors, created new definitions for Professional Land Surveyors, and added exemptions for licensure.
Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Professional Land Surveyor credential is 01/31/even years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
As a credential holder with this Board, you are required to obtain a personal registration seal in compliance with the specifications outlined in
Wis. Admin. Code § A-E 2.02. It is the credential holder's responsibility to obtain a seal, which should only include the numbers before the dash (i.e. 30666-006, 8178-005). The inner circle area of the seal must include the credential holder's name, credential number, and the city and state where the credential holder resides or is employed. This information serves as a basis for locating the credential holder and should be the same as the mailing address on file with the Board office (i.e. if the credential holder's address is Memphis, TN, then Memphis, TN must be placed on the inner circle).
Submission of Plans for State Approval
Questions regarding the submission of plans for state approval should be directed to the Safety and Buildings Division of DSPS at (608) 266-3151.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Receive a bachelor's degree in professional land surveying of not less than 4 years from a college or university approved by the state where college or university is located and 2 years of satisfactory land surveying experience.
Receive a bachelor's degree in civil engineering of not less than 4 years from a college or university approved by the state where the college or university is located with at least 24 semester credits in courses concentrating on legal principles and technical aspects of land surveying and 2 years of satisfactory professional land surveying experience.
Receive an associate degree with at least 60 semester credits in a civil engineering or land surveying curriculum including 12 semester credits in professional land surveying and 4 years of satisfactory professional land surveying experience.
A record of at least 10 years of professional land surveying practice of satisfactory character that indicates that the applicant is competent to practice professional land surveying.
Application for Licensure
2973||Application for Professional Land Surveyor Wisconsin Jurisdictional Examination|
461||Application for Professional Land Surveyor Licensure|
474||Professional Land Surveyor Applicant Appraisal Form (5 Appraisal Forms Required)|
2288||Application for Credential Reinstatement|
2490||Applicant Appraisal Form for Reinstatement (3 Appraisal Forms Required)|
2489||Experience Record for Credential Reinstatement|
|3189||U.S. Public Land Survey Monument Record
475||Verification of Examination or Registration|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
Application by Reinstatement (License Expired Five Years or More)
Submit application Form #2288, supporting documentation, fee, and evidence that you have completed at least 20 hours of continuing education in the 2 years immediately prior to your application according to Wis. Admin. Code § 10.03.