19 May 2023 - Registration closes
TBC - Exam Preview Released
14 June 2023 - Cadastral Law Examination Day.
Note: Other key dates will be advised once confirmed.
To be a surveyor in New Zealand requires an understanding of the law relating to cadastral surveys. A pass in the Cadastral Law Examination is a pre-requisite to the Professional Examination and is the first step towards becoming a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.
Survey and Spatial New Zealand conducts the Cadastral Law Exam by arrangement with the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board to test the candidate's competency in identifying and applying relevant law as they conduct a cadastral survey. These surveys must be conducted in accordance with the Rules, standards and guidelines set by the Surveyor-General, LINZ and the legislative requirements for the subdivision of land as relevant to cadastral surveying.
To be eligible to sit the Cadastral Law Exam, applicants must hold an approved degree in surveying (e.g BSurv Otago) and have had not less than 10 months post-graduation practical experience in land title in New Zealand at the time applications close.
Step 2: Pay for the exam at the Coming Events tab on our website (keep the receipt number).
Step 3: Register by filling in your registration form online here (you'll need your receipt number).
Step 4: If you are a member, please check and update your profile information online in your Dashboard. It's important to keep your information current to get the most out of your membership.
Step 5: You will receive your candidate information by email, including where the examination will occur and a candidate number.
Note - Add the address @surveyspatialnz.org as safe with your email provider to avoid your messages going to your spam folder.
Step 6: Go to the venue on the date and time provided. Bring with you photo ID (eg. driver license or passport) and your candidate entry form.
If you have questions or want to interact with other candidates: