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Old 11-08-2010, 08:14   #1
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What Training and Certification Are Required to Be a Surveyor ?

What training and certification does one need to become a surveyor?

I am also looking for a recommendation on where/how to acquire the training.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:35   #2
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It may depend on your State in the US. In NY State there is technically no certification required but it can help.
Check out: The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors®, Inc. - (SAMS®)
and: NAMSGlobal - Welcome Aboard | NAMSGlobal
and: Yacht Survey Online: David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor
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What training and certification does one need to become a surveyor?
Apparently none.
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Go to work (apprentice) for an accredited surveyor. Take courses (ABYC & etc) & home study. In about 5 years (10,000 hours) you should qualified as a journeyman surveyor.
Join one of the accredation societies (& pass their test), previously listed.
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