Surveying Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Surveying certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Surveying by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Surveying certification?
A Surveying certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Surveying. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • surveying instruments and mapping.
  • measurement of horizontal angle and vertical angle using different instruments.
  • methods of leveling and setting levels with different instruments.
  • astronomical surveying and methods to determine time, longitude, latitude, and azimuth.
  • principles of modern surveying.
  • fundamental principles of Geodesics.
  • measurement of vertical and horizontal plane, linear and angular dimensions to arrive at solutions to basic surveying problems.
  • capturing of geodetic data to process and perform analysis for survey problems.
  • analysis of the obtained spatial data and computation of areas and volumes as well as the representation of 3D data on plane figures as contours.
  • basic principles of Surveying.
  • linear and angular measurements to arrive at solutions to basic surveying problems.
  • employment of conventional surveying data capturing techniques and processing of the data for computations.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Surveying?
Surveying is one of the most popular career paths for recent graduates and professionals. The free Surveying certification offered by Sanfoundry helps you to start your career in the field. Other certifications include Certified Professional in Surveying (CPS), Certified Professional Land Surveyor (CPLS), Certified Survey Technician (CSVT), and the Certified Construction Surveyor (CCS).

What type of job can I get with a Surveying certification?
You can get a job with surveying certification in many different industries. You will be using your skills as an engineer and mathematician to find out how much land is in an area, how steep an area is, what kinds of geological features exist, etc. The most common job titles for people with surveying certification are surveyor, survey technician, and land surveying.

What topics are covered in the Surveying certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Surveying Certification Syllabus
Surveying Basics Chain Surveying & Compass Compass Traversing
Traverse Surveying Levelling Contouring
Theodolite & Theodolite Traversing Plane Table Surveying Calculation of Area
Measurement of Volume Permanent Adjustments of Levels Area Computation & Tacheometric Surveying
Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) in Surveying Curve Surveying Triangulation
Survey Adjustments and Theory of Errors Advanced Surveying in Field Astronomy Photogrammetric Surveying
Remote Sensing Geographic Information System (GIS) Topographic Maps
Global Positioning System (GPS) Hydrographic Survey Project Survey

Sanfoundry Surveying Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Surveying for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Surveying from Sanfoundry.

Surveying Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Surveying Certificate

How to prepare for Surveying Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Surveying MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Surveying Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Surveying Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Surveying Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Surveying? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Surveying certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Surveying exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Surveying in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a Surveying certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Surveying course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Surveying online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Surveying.

7. Which online Surveying Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Surveying. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Surveying Certification Course.

8. Can I get Surveying certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Surveying certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Surveying certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Surveying Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Surveying MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Surveying Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Surveying certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Surveying?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Surveying certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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