Role of CBEPS

The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) establishes, assesses and certifies
the academic qualifications of individuals who apply to become land surveyors and/or geomatics
professionals in Canada. Its membership is composed of the following associations:

  • Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors
  • Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association
  • Saskatchewan Land Surveyors’ Association
  • Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors
  • Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
  • Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors
  • Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors
  • Association of Prince Edward Island Land Surveyors
  • Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors
  • Association of Canada Lands Surveyors

CBEPS also manages the National Syllabus examinations for the above-mentioned jurisdictions as well as
the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors.
The Québec surveying association entitled “Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec” is not a
member of CBEPS but has joined the Foreign Trained Land Surveyor assessment system.

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    The practice of Land Surveying in Canada is generally defined as:

    • the determination, establishment or recording by any means of the positions of points, natural features or features made by persons on, over or under the surface of the earth
    • the determination of the form of the earth
    • to determine, locate, define, describe, establish or re-establish boundaries
    • it includes the preparation of maps, plans, systems and documents and the giving of advice with respect to any of the matters above.