New Registrations

Congratulations!
 
You have passed all of your examinations and are now eligible to be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor.
 
But there are still a few more steps you need to take before you are officially registered.
 

Oath of Office

According to the Examination & Training Regulation, an applicant for registration as an Alberta Land Surveyor must:
take and subscribe the oath of office, set out in the Schedule, before
(i) the chair of the Registration Committee, a member of the Council or the Registrar if the chair, member or Registrar, as the case may be, is a commissioner for oaths in and for Alberta, 
(ii) a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, or 
(iii) a judge of the Court of Appeal.
 
When an applicant is eligible to be registered, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association will give that person a copy of the oath of office that they can take to the person before whom they will take the oath.
 

Fees

Applicants for registration as an Alberta Land Surveyor must pay the following fees. As of May 1, 2020, the fees to be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor are:
        Application for Registration..............................................................................................$550.00
        Registration Fee......................................................................................................................$250.00
        Convention Levy.....................................................................................................................$100.00
        Annual Membership Dues.................................................................................................$1,500.00
        CBEPS Levy...............................................................................................................................$30.00
        Professional Surveyors Canada Levy..........................................................................$249.00
 
The fees are subject to GST.
 
Annual membership dues will be pro-rated if the applicant is registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor during the fiscal year (May 1-April 30).
 

Discharge of Articles

If the applicant has been under articles, the applicant needs to provide the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association with a discharge of article before being able to be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor.
 
Click here for the discharge of articles form.
 
If the applicant was not under articles (ie: was previously registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor or currently a licensed practitioner in another Canadian jurisdiction), then the applicant does not need to provide a discharge of articles.
 

Good Character

An applicant for registration as an Alberta Land Surveyor must satisfy the Registration Committee that they are of good character.
 
The Registration Committee requires the applicant to complete the “good character” questionnaire prior to registration.
 
Articling pupils are required to complete the same form when they enter into articles with a principal.
 

Proof of Professional Liability Insurance

If the applicant is already employed by a surveyor’s corporation or surveyor’s partnership, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association already has proof of professional liability insurance coverage on file and there is nothing the applicant needs to do.
 
However, if the applicant is not currently employed or could be exempted from providing proof of professional liability insurance coverage, the applicant needs to submit an application for exemption to the registrar at the same time as all of the other materials (above) are provided.
 
Click here for more information on professional liability insurance coverage.
 

Other Information

When an applicant is eligible to be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association will ask the applicant to complete a biographical form. The information in the form will be used to introduce the applicant and welcome them into the profession.
 
The applicant will also be asked to complete a registration process questionnaire so the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association can continuously improve its processes and procedures.
 

Congratulations!

Once the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association has received all of materials (above), the applicant will receive a letter confirming that they are now a commissioned Alberta Land Surveyor. The person is now able to practice land surveying in the province.
 
The letter will also indicate the commission date and registration number.
 
Later, the person will receive an invitation to attend the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association’s annual general meeting and receive their certificate. 
 

Final Words

“As the Registration Committee, they have said yes, you have met this minimum standard of what it takes to become a land surveyor but we have not said that you have learned everything. There is so much more to learn. It is a journey. I know we are all excited to see where that journey is going to go.”

David Amantea, ALS
Charge to the New Members, 2019

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-regulating professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public.