When land surveys in Floresville, TX become necessary, you will need to hire a reputable surveyor. One way to find one is through the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, or TSPS. You can use their website to check a surveyor’s membership status or find a member surveyor in your area. Going through this organization is the best way to ensure you have someone skilled working on your survey job. Here is information about the TSPS and how it creates professional and educated surveyors.
What is the TSPS?
The TSPS is a professional organization that helps surveyors and their apprentices. It currently has a membership of more than 1,700 and it is located in Austin, TX. Membership is voluntary.
TSPS offers a screening process through a certification program, as well as educational opportunities. The primary purpose of this program is to give surveyors a competitive edge when they are seeking employment or bidding for jobs. However, this also assists consumers, as it helps them assess any surveyor they are considering for a job.
What does it do?
TSPS’ first priority is the education of surveyors. It maintains an extensive class catalog including basic and advanced courses. These classes are taught as seminars, with the two big ones being the Spring Symposium and the TSPS Convention and Technology Exposition. Class offerings also allow a surveyor to earn the title of certified survey technician. The organization considers this program crucial to establishing career tracks and helping consumers and employers know how to assess surveyors.
TSPS also helps professionals remain informed. It distributes two bi-monthly publications to members. One, “The Texas Surveyor,” keeps surveyors informed on trends that will affect their work. The second, “Metes and Bounds,” is an electronic newsletter with up-to-date developments on land use, business management, public relations, chapter news and events.
Member surveyors benefit from group insurance rates for life, health, professional liability and worker’s compensation.
Why should I choose a TSPS member to perform land surveys?
Membership in the TSPS shows that the surveyor is dedicated to developing skills and staying informed. If your surveyor also has a certification, you can rest assured that he or she has the skills and knowledge required to provide effective surveying services. There is also peace of mind because the group provides professional liability insurance, so if you incur damages due to an inaccurate land survey, you could be compensated for them.
How do I find a surveyor who is a member?
There is a membership directory on the TSPS website. You have the option to see if there is a member surveyor in your area, or if you already have a name, you can look it up to check membership status. If the directory is not working for you, you can call the TSPS at 512-327-7871.
Pollok & Sons Surveying Inc. is a proud member of TSPS. We have the training and background needed to conduct thorough land surveys in Floresville, TX. Contact us today if you need a land, boundary, topographic or any other type of survey.