A professional association's goal is advance the profession through the organizations' members. A professional association, also sometimes called a professional organization, also creates public awareness of the profession.
Below you will find a selection of associations relevant to the surveying profession.
National Society of Professional Surveyors (opens in new window)
NSPS provides the platform by which members can share their thoughts and opinions about our common interests through business meetings /committees, regional groups, and student chapters. It also provides a forum for input from other groups such as the National Association of County Surveyors, members of state boards of registration, and the Forum for State Surveying Society Executives. Membership is open to all professional surveyors and to persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping.
International Federation of Surveyors (opens in new window)
The International Federation of Surveyors is an international,
non-government organisation whose purpose is to support
international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all
fields and applications.
North Carolina Society of Surveyors (opens in new window)
The North Carolina Society of Surveyors was founded January 31, 1939 and is the only professional organization in NC representing surveyors throughout the state. We are the second oldest Land Surveying Organization in the United States. We actively deal with issues affecting the surveyor on local, state and national levels. NCSS is a state society of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The NCSS headquarters are located in Wake Forest, NC.