Surveyor in Training
SIT, or Surveyor in Training, is where an individual who desires to become a surveyor begins. The minimum requirements for obtaining an SIT certificate are graduation from high school, at least four years of experience in delegated responsible charge as a subordinate to a Registered Professional Land Surveyor actively engaged in professional surveying; and evidence that the applicant is self-educated in professional surveying.
Once the individual meets the requirements, they must pass the Fundamentals of Surveying exam in order to obtain their SIT certificate. The SIT then has up to eight years to obtain the needed qualifictaions to become a registered professional land surveyor (RPLS) if they so choose.
During the time an individual is an SIT, they must continue working under the supervision of an RPLS but may not prepare survey reports on their own nor sign the report.
For additional requiremts for becoming an SIT, see the Texas Occupation Code, Section 1071.253.
Events & Updates
The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.
The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.
The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.