Interview with Dr. Tony Nettleman of Nettleman Institute of Land Surveying Engineering Technology
SPARTA, N.C. - Aug. 16, 2019 - PRLog -- Requirements for becoming a licensed surveyor vary from state to state and obtaining the necessary credentials can be a challenging journey. Curtis W. (Curt) Sumner and Dr. Tony Nettleman discuss options and challenges of becoming a licensed surveyor including education, experience and licensure.
Dr. Nettleman began his surveying career "in middle school" while working with his grandfather – noted surveyor and attorney, Walt Wilbolard. Exposed to the profession through technical, legal, and small business experience, Dr. Nettleman learned about the of challenges of being a surveyor.
One of the primary issues surveyors face as they grow in their career is that most states have their own, and therefore varied, requirements for becoming a licensed surveyor. The variables include required academic degrees, experience in the field, and licensure.
"Different states have different requirements which impact the 'portability' of your license. This is partly because of historic precedence but geographic differences as well," says Nettleman.
As a college professor, Dr. Nettleman has seen students complete their required course work yet struggle with certification exams. Current surveying courses have moved toward spatial data and less toward traditional surveying where most exams are weighted toward traditional surveying.
Wanting his, and other, students to succeed Dr. Nettleman has established Nettleman Institute of Land Surveying Engineering Technology (landsurveycareer.com) and NLC Prep (nlcprep.com) that provide online learning and test preparation for state exams. His online courses provide quality instruction and flexibility to meet the needs of young people, practicing technicians and current surveyors.
To learn more about courses offered, and how they can help you reach your professional goals visit landsurveycareer.com or nlcprep.com
Dr. Tony Nettleman