What We Do
IPLSA is working for you! The Illinois Professional
Land Surveyors Association strives to improve your professional life as a
- IPLSA advocates for land surveyors before state government.
- IPLSA provides educational opportunities to assure that you get the professional development hours you need!
- IPLSA promotes the highest ethical standards in land surveying.
- IPLSA answers your regulatory and licensure questions and keeps you up-to-date in the latest issues affecting you.
- IPLSA provides you the opportunity to network with other
surveyors and related professionals through our Annual Conference and
- IPLSA works to increase awareness of the land surveying profession in colleges, high schools, and middle schools.
- We promote the public welfare, adhering to the highest ethical standards.
Professional Land Surveyors are highly trained individuals who scientifically measure land. To become a professionally licensed surveyor in Illinois, candidates must:
- Graduate from an approved land surveying curriculum of at least 4 years who has passed an examination in the fundamentals of surveying; or a baccalaureate curriculum of at least 4 years, including at least 24 semester hours of land surveying courses from an approved land surveying curriculum and the related science courses.
- Pass Fundamentals of Surveying examination to work as a licensed Survey Intern.
- Obtain at least 4 years qualified experience under the supervision of a licensed surveyor.
- Pass Principles and Practice Exam.
- Be of good ethical character.
Professional Land Surveyors use their skills to:
- Determine boundary lines
- Subdivide land
- Properly site buildings, facilities, utilities, etc. on construction sites
- Locate impediments to construction
- And much more