A Message to Our CST Applicants, Proctors, and Company Sponsors

The Certified Survey Technician Board of Directors recognizes that COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone. With schedules disrupted, restrictions on travel implemented, gatherings limited, and shelter-in-place mandates in many states, our normal routines have been severely disrupted.

The activities of the CST Board are no exception. While the board continues to operate, grading of exams, consideration of question challenges, and responses to inquiries may be delayed. For those trying to schedule an online exam, consultation with your proctor is strongly advised.

The CST Board appreciates your continued support and interest in the program.


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learn the value
CST Certification verifies one’s capabilities and value, enhancing employers’ credibility with current and potential clients.


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get the info
Four levels of certification are offered in two primary tracks – field and office. Certification is by examination, which must be monitored by an approved Proctor.


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start the program
Begin your path to higher standing with employers and a more satisfying career, as well as higher income.

CST is a comprehensive national certification program for survey technicians, and is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor within its National Apprenticeship Program. 

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“After taking the exam, I was given a raise, and most importantly, a much better understanding of what surveying is about, and why we do it. I appreciate the Exam and will continue to take them and renew my certification.” 
Sam Rainwater, IN

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