Benefits of membership

Which Type of Membership is Right for YOU?

Individuals can join IPLSA online by clicking the link to the right.  Organizations or those wanting to mail in a check may complete a paper membership application by clicking here.


Membership is valuable

Joining IPLSA is the first step in getting the most out of your profession.  Being active in IPLSA pays back dividends on your annual membership dues.  ~ Theodore P. Hartke, PE, PLS 

Get involved


    Grow your business through the Find a Surveyor Directory, find new career connections or employees through the Career Center, and make valuable connections with our networking opportunities.

    Communities & Chapters

    Stay up-to-date on technology, industry issues, and legislative actions. Connect with other members and thought leaders in the surveying industry.


    Continue your professional development and stay up to date with the advances in the surveying industry at the IPLSA Annual Conference, regional seminars and chapter meetings--helping you make connections that benefit your career.


Active Member


Active Membership is available to fully licensed professional land surveyors.  Active membership includes complimentary membership in NSPS, legislative advocacy, IPLSA voting rights, significant discounts on IPLSA conferences and products, Illinois Surveyor and Surveyor Express with the latest industry updates, and great opportunities to grow your career

Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership is available to any person working in land surveying activities.  Affiliate membership is a great way for technicians or those who have graduated but are not yet SITs to become involved with the organization, receive discounted registration on education activities, the IPLSA conference and land surveying resources.

SI Member

SI Membership is open to all licensed Surveyor Interns.  SIs enjoy complimentary Associate Membership in NSPS, discounted review courses to prepare for the LS exam, opportunities to network with licensed surveyors throughout the state, discounts on IPLSA events and products - including exam review materials, and the latest in industry information.

Allied Partner

Allied Partnerships are available to businesses or organizations that are actively engaged in a business or profession related to land surveying.  IPLSA Allied Partners receive recognition in IPLSA publications, discounts on products, and discounted/free exhibit space at the IPLSA Annual Conference.

Student Member

Student members showcase their enthusiasm for the profession (and make great career connections) through IPLSA conferences and events with greatly discounted registration rates, receive price breaks on IPLSA products (including review materials) and review classes, and can keep up on all of the changes in the exam processes and licensure requirements with the Illinois Surveyor and Surveyor Express.

Sustaining Member

Sustaining membership is available to businesses and organizations that are actively engaged in surveying and has at least one active member of IPLSA.  Sustaining members receive discounts on IPLSA products and recognition of their support in IPLSA publications.