Licensing Regulations in Florida


Pursuant to Chapter 2009-66, Laws of Florida, effective October 1, 2009, the regulation of professional surveyors and mappers by the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers (BPSM) was transferred from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

View the Continuing Education Rules, Sections 5J-17.040 - 5J-17.047, F.A.C. by clicking on the links below: (as listed on the FDACS Website)

5J-17.040, F.A.C. Continuing Education Requirements for Reactivation of Inactive License

5J-17.041, F.A.C. Continuing Education Credit for Biennial Renewal

5J-17.042, F.A.C. Proof of Continuing Education Credit Earned

5J-17.043, F.A.C. Board Approval of Continuing Education Providers

5J-17.044, F.A.C. Obligations of Continuing Education Providers

5J-17.045, F.A.C. Evaluations of Providers

5J-17.046, F.A.C. Duration of Provider Status

Ways to Earn Your Required 24 Continuing Education Credits per Biennium:

  • Earn hour-for-hour continuing education credits by completing board-approved FSMS courses or seminars
  • Earn up to 6 continuing education credits per biennium by attending local chapter, state or national professional meetings
  • Earn 2 continuing education credits per day of attendance at meetings of the Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers
  • Earn 6 continuing education credits for each semester hour of a completed course in a "surveying and mapping subject" at a regionally accredited university or college
  • Earn up to 10 continuing education credits by researching, writing and publishing a book, paper or article related to surveying and mapping

*Newly licensed PSMs are not required to earn continuing education before their first license renewal (5J-17.041(4), F.A.C.). Up to twelve (12) continuing education credits earned beyond the required twenty-four (24) may be carried forward to the following renewal period. (5J-17.041, F.A.C.)

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