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Criteria to be examined as a Licensed Surveyor in Kenya

Under the Survey Act chapter 299 of the Laws of Kenya, to qualify as a Registered Surveyor, one must fulfill the following conditions:
Section 11.
“No person shall be examined for a licence to practise as a surveyor unless –
(a) he has previously practiced land surveying regularly and faithfully for such period as the Board may require, in the Survey  of Kenya or with a licensed surveyor in Kenya or in one of the  countries approved for the purposes of paragraph (d) of  subsection (1) of section 12 of this Act, and he produces either a  statutory declaration from the Director or from such licensed  surveyor, as the case may be, in such form as may be prescribed,
or such other evidence as may satisfy the Board, that he has so  served for the period required by the Board; or “


11(b) he satisfies the Board that he has pursued suitable courses of study in land surveying  and mathematics and he has had
practical experience in land surveying

12.  (1) Any person who –
(a) was duly registered as a licensed surveyor in accordance with the provisions of any written law relating to the registration of surveyors in force at any time before the commencement of this Act; or
(b) is the holder of an East African Land Survey Certificate; or
(c) has taken a degree in land surveying from a university recognized by the Board, passed the Kenya land law examination and has had not less than two years practical experience with the survey of Kenya or with a licensed surveyor to the satisfaction of the Board; or
(d) is the holder of a licence to practice as a surveyor in any country which the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, approve; or
(e) is the holder of the qualification of Fellow or Professional Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in subdivision V (Land Surveying); or
(f) has complied with the provisions of paragraph (b) of section 11 of this Act,

shall, upon the production of such evidence thereof as may be prescribed including evidence of full membership of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Chapter of Land Surveyors), and subject to subsection (2) be exempted from the whole examination or from examination in any subject, in accordance with the directions of the Board. Section 12 subsection 2)

A person holding any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (d) or (e) of subsection (1), shall not be exempted from examination unless –
(a) he satisfies the Board that he has had field experience in land surveying; and
(b) he carries out to the satisfaction of the Board, a trial survey; and
(c) he satisfies the Board that he is capable of conducting land surveys in accordance with the provisions of this Act and of any regulations made there under.