The Final Steps Before Registration

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, to be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor, you must take and subscribe the Oath of Office, set out in the Schedule, before one of the following individuals. The Oath of Office must be sworn before:
  • A Judge of the Court of King’s Bench or Court of Appeal, or
  • A member of ALSA Council who is also a Commissioner for Oaths, or
  • The Chair of the Registration Committee who is also a Commissioner for Oaths.
When you are eligible to be registered, the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association will give you a copy of the Oath of Office to allow you to complete the process outlined above.
 

Fees

Applicants for registration as an Alberta Land Surveyor must pay the following fees.

As of January 26, 2023 , 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 Fees.................................................................................................$1,700.00
        CBEPS Levy...............................................................................................................................$40.00
 
The fees are subject to GST.
 
Annual membership fees will be pro-rated if you are registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor during the fiscal year (May 1-April 30).

 

Discharge of Articles

If you have been under articles, you must provide the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association with a discharge of article before you can be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor.
 
Click here for the discharge of articles form.
 
If you are not under articles (ie: you were previously registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor or you are currently a licensed practitioner in another Canadian jurisdiction), you do not need to provide a discharge of articles.

 

Good Character

Before you can be registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor, you must demonstrate to the Registration Committee that you are of good character.
 
The Registration Committee requires applicants to complete the “good character” questionnaire prior to registration.
 

If you are under articles, then you do not need to complete the good character questionnaire. The discharge of articles includes a statement on good character that satisfies this requirement.

 

Proof of Professional Liability Insurance

If you are 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. There is nothing further you need to do to satisfy this requirement.
 
However, if you are not currently employed or could be exempted from providing proof of professional liability insurance coverage, you need to submit an application for exemption to the Registrar of the ALSA at the same time as all of the other materials listed above.
 
Click here for more information on professional liability insurance coverage.

 

Other Information

As part of your registration, you are asked to complete a biographical form. The information in the form will be used to introduce you to the other practitioners within the profession in Alberta.
 
The ALSA will also ask you to complete a registration questionnaire so we can learn more about your opinion of the registration experience.
 

Congratulations!

Once the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association has received all of materials (above), you will receive a letter confirming that they are now a commissioned Alberta Land Surveyor. At this point, you are now able to practice land surveying in Alberta.
 
The letter will also indicate your commission date and registration number.
 
At a later date, you will receive an invitation to attend the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association’s annual general meeting where we will formally present you with your certificate.

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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.