Certified Professional Engineering Surveyor


The Survey and Spatial NZ Certification of Professional Engineering Surveying Competence is formal recognition by Survey and Spatial New Zealand of those who have been assessed against a defined set of professional and technical competencies which meet standards and technical sign off criteria required by private and public asset owners,Territorial and Local Authorities and other such entities.

The Annual Practising Certificate as a Survey and Spatial New Zealand Certified Professional Engineering Surveyor sets a quality benchmark for the industry to maintain public confidence across the following areas:

  • Earthworks, Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Access, Roading and Transportation
  • 3 Waters (Stormwater Management, Wastewater Management, Potable Water)
  • Utilities (Energy and Communication)
  • Construction (Residential, Infrastructure, Commercial.

Competence Standard

This Certification recognises prior learning and current competency to the standard required to sign (but not limited to):[1]

  • A component of As-Built Drawings, verifying that the position (vertical and horizontal) of all features (including Stormwater and Wastewater) is a true and accurate representation of an XXX site/project.
  • A Set-Out/Siting Certificate to confirm that buildings and other assets have been set out in terms of the consented plans.
  • The Positional accuracy of a Monitoring system/regime
  • That Material Quantity Calculations are accurate, and a true representation of the material(s) moved.

Webinar LinkGet Certified - Engineering Surveyor Webinar held 28 February 2023

Webinar Link: Stay Certified - Engineering Surveyor held 7 March 2023 [Link to come]

Applications will be accepted from July 2023 and are open exclusively to S+SNZ members. An announcement will come out before this date with detailed information on the cost and process of application.

[1] This Certification assesses to the standards required and recommended by (but not limited to): the LINZ Utility Location Standard, NZS 4404 (2010), the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Resource Management Act (RMA).

S+SNZ Competencies - Get Certified Engineering Surveying

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