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Certified Survey Technician (CST) Program

Increase your opportunities by becoming a Certified Survey Technician (CST). A CST designation –

  • Provides a career ladder for technicians
  • Provides credentials to technicians
  • Provides a standard way for employers to evaluate capabilities of prospective applicants
  • Can be used as an assessment tool in conjunction with survey education programs

The Texas Society of Professional Surveyors is dedicated to offering educational opportunities and support for surveying professionals in Texas. The organization believes that building a career track for technicians is critical to the future of the surveying profession, thus TSPS has adopted the NSPS Certified Survey Technician (CST) Program as part of the TSPS Professional Development Program. The NSPS CST Program is nationally recognized and enables survey technicians and employers to evaluate and establish various levels of competency through proper testing of appropriate work elements. The CST Program is composed of four levels and two tracks. You can learn more about the details of each level in the CST Program Book. TSPS works with TSPS chapters to establish testing sites around the state. Check out the TSPS Calendar for a list of sites and dates in your area.

2017 Exam Dates/Locations

April 7
App due by 03/24/17
April 8
App due by 03/25/17
April 15
App due by 04/01/17
Beaumont, TX – 10:00 am
(Paper Exam)

Lumberton Public Library
3250 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX  77703
Richard Bartz - Proctor
Dallas, TX - 8:15 am
(Electronic Exam)
North Lake College (West Campus)
1401 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75261
John Pierce - Proctor

Houston, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)
LJA Engineering West Houston Office
2929 Briarpark Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77042
Heather Sides - Proctor
Victor Armenta - Proctor

Richardson, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)
Adams Surveying Company
1475 Richardson Dr. #255
Richardson, TX 75080
Philip Adams - Proctor
Shaun Piepkorn - Proctor

Lubbock, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)

Hugo Reed and Associates
1601 Avenue N
Lubbock, TX 79401
Tim Rieder - Proctor

San Antonio, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)
11550 IH-10 West, Ste. 395
San Antonio, TX 78230
Chester Varner - Proctor
Jeremy Wood - Proctor

Harlingen, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)
Texas State Technical College
Bldg S,Lab S-121
1902 N Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Samuel Pizano - Proctor

Midland, TX - 8:00 am
(Paper Exam)

1310 N FM 1788
Midland, TX 79706
Stan Piper - Proctor


All applications should be sent to: Sara Maggi, NSPS CST Program, 5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q, Frederick, MD 21704 ( 


Want to become a Certified Survey Technician…

  1. Review the CST Program FAQs Page and determine the certification level you wish to pursue.
  2. Select one of the TSPS testing sites & dates from the TSPS Calendar.
  3. Download and complete the application form.
  4. Mail the application prior to listed deadline date (two weeks prior to exam date), with the correct fee (*see below) for application through TSPS to:

  5. NSPS CST Program

    Attn: Sara Maggi
    5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q
    Frederick, MD 21704

  6. Check out
  7. Start studying!

Exam Fee Table for Certified Survey Technician (CST) Program Exam...

Full Payment required with application 

Student, Active Military and Veterans                
Examinee  $180.00


Fees apply to ALL EXAM LEVELS. Make checks payable to NSPS.


Want to become a Proctor and have your chapter to offer or host the Certified Survey Technician exam? …
  1. Check out the Certified Survey Technician Paper Exam Proctor Packet.
  2. Select a date, time and location. Your information will be added to the TSPS Events calendar and the list of testing sites.
  3. Complete the NSPS Proctor Form in the packet. Send the original to:

NSPS CST Program
Attn: Sara Maggi
5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q
Frederick, MD  21704

and send a copy to:

TSPS Certification Program
Attn: Brenda Null
2525 Wallingwood Drive, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78746

or email

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