Students of a Geomatics Program
PATHS TO YOUR CBEPS CERTIFICATE
To become qualified as a licensed Manitoba Land Surveyor, all candidates, other than those registered or licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction, must first have their academic credentials evaluated by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) and receive a Certificate of Completion of Academic Requirements (C of C). Before receiving the C of C, the candidate may be required to write and pass examinations to prove proficiency in areas that the CBEPS has assessed are deficient. Having a C of C is a major requirement to pursuing a career as a Manitoba Land Surveyor.
Graduates with a university degree in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary or the University of New Brunswick who have taken the prescribed courses will be granted a C of C without any further course work or examinations. Graduates from educational institutions offering degree or diploma programs in geomatics/surveying engineering and technology, such as British Columbia Institute of Technology, York University, College of the North Atlantic, or Red River College, may receive exemptions in some subjects.
Upon receipt of the C of C, a candidate may then register with the Board of Examiners of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors as a Land Surveyor in Training, and undertake an internship with a licensed Manitoba Land Surveyor. During the internship period, the candidate must receive work experience and training in Manitoba, successfully complete projects and reports, and pass a series of written and oral examinations. The term of the internship will be based upon the candidate’s demonstrated experience and competencies, with a minimum term of 18 months and a maximum term of 5 years.
- On-line courses from various institutions are available to assist candidates in obtaining the C of C from CBEPS.
- Study resources are available from the AMLS through its library and Student Assistance Committee.
- The AMLS does not offer courses in examination subjects, nor does it match interns with mentors.
1. OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION FROM THE CANADIAN BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS (CBEPS)
As a university or technical institute graduate, you may have earned some or full credit toward your Certificate of Completion. There are 12 core subject areas and 1 elective subject area for which credit is required. Contact CBEPS directly to find out which examinations may be exempted and which examinations must be written and passed. Examinations are held twice annually.
2. APPLY TO THE AMLS TO BECOME A LAND SURVEYOR IN TRAINING
All persons applying for admission as a Land Surveyor in Training shall submit a written application to the AMLS Board of Examiners accompanied by:
- a Certificate of Completion from the CBEPS;
- a resume of the applicant’s academic education, relevant training and experience;
- the annual fee for a Land Surveyor in Training and any other fees associated with the application.
Applications are to be submitted to:
c/o The Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors
202-83 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9
3. AMLS INTERNSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATIONS
The internship and examination processes are outlined in Part 15 of By-law No. 1 (The Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners). Upon approval of their application, a Land Surveyor in Training must enter into a internship with a Manitoba Land Surveyor practicing in Manitoba. A learning plan setting out milestone goals must be submitted to the Board of Examiners.
Land Surveyors in Training must complete projects and pass the professional examinations administered by the Board of Examiners as set forth in Appendix 15-B of By-law No. 1 (Milestone Projects and Reports) and in the Appendix 15-A of By-law No. 1 (Course Outlines of the Milestone Examinations).
Examination fee: $100.00 + GST per exam (payable 3 months prior to examination date). Examinations are held twice annually.