Self Study

Guidelines

The Board allows four (4) hours of self-directed study in a topic related to the practice of surveying to meet part of your required 12 hours of continuing education necessary for registration renewal.

Examples of Acceptable Sources:

  • Text books used in university or college surveying curriculum
  • Boundary law court cases
  • Ethics courses
  • Project/Business Management materials
  • Professional Surveying Practices Act & Rules
  • Peer-reviewed published professional/technical papers such as the ACSM Journal, Surveying and Land Information Science, Cartography, and Geographic Information Science

Examples of Unacceptable Sources:

Magazines such as P.O.B., Professional Surveyor, GPS World, or The Texas Surveyor.

Published Articles

Published articles can count as CEUs when peer-reviewed. If your article is published in a journal approved by the Board, it is already determined to be peer-reviewed. If your article is published in a non-approved magazine or serial, you must submit to the Board, with your article, signed statements that the article was reviewed by at least three other professional surveyors.

Documentation and Tracking

If you have utilized self study, please document the amount in writing to including:

  • Date(s) of study
  • Number of hours claimed
  • Topic goals
  • Resources used
  • Short summary of the outcome of your study

You may complete the Self Study form or create your own form to provide to the Board in the event of a Continuing Education audit.

Self Study Form

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

CE Requirement for Renewal

In order to renew licensure, a surveyor must have 12 continuing education credits/hours by December 31. These must include a minimum of 3 credits/hours over the Act/Rules and/or Ethics that must be taken every year and cannot be carried over. You may, however, carry over up to eight units of other approved CE from the previous year.

CE Records

Surveyors are required to maintain a record of their own continuing education. Please use our Continuing Education Units (CEU) Log to track your yearly CE.

CEU Log

Audits

After renewals, a percentage of the population will be audited and required to provide continuing education certificates and logs.