The first step for attaining licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) is to become a SIT. In order to take the LSIT examination, applications must have completed at least 24 credit hours of land surveying courses from a Board approved curriculum of an accredited institution.
Section 1270.5 Application for Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training by Examination
An applicant for licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor-in-Training under the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989 (the Act) [225 ILCS 330] shall file an application, on forms supplied by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation (Division), by November 15 for the spring examination and May 15 for the fall examination. The application shall include the following:
a) Certification of education, completed by the educational institution attended, for one of the following:
1) A baccalaureate degree in land surveying from an accredited college or university; or
2) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a related science, as defined in Section 1270.15, including 24 semester hours of land surveying courses.