The primary function of the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board is the licensing of cadastral surveyors competent to conduct cadastral (land title) surveys.
About the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board
The Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board of New Zealand is constituted under section 10 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002 and is a direct successor to the previous Survey Board of New Zealand, and before that the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and Board of Examiners that was appointed as from 1 April 1901.
The functions of the Board are set out in section 11 of the Act, the primary function being the licensing of cadastral surveyors competent to conduct cadastral (land title) surveys. The Board consequently sets standards relating to the competencies and practical experience required for the licensing of surveyors. The Board also exercises certain disciplinary powers as set out in Part 4 and Schedule 2 of the Act.
The Board administers reciprocity arrangements with the 8 Australian State and Territory Boards. Full reciprocity between these Boards has existed since 1901. The Council of the Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand meets annually.
The Board also recognizes qualifications from other jurisdictions which need to be assessed and considered by the Board on a case by case basis.
The Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board collaborates with a number of organisations in New Zealand and Australia that have an interest in cadastral surveying standards, education and licensing. Some of those organisations are listed below.