Fully accredited by the Council of Scientific and Engineering Specialty Boards (CESB)

The Guidelines include detailed information on the ASPRS certification process. Specific information for those seeking recertification, including the recertification application and personal reference forms, is also available.


Why Get Certified

Becoming certified provides you with the key to a world of opportunities.

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Demonstrate your commitment to your profession & instill confidence in others.

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Certified Mapping Scientist in
UAS, Lidar, GIS,
Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing
Certification Introduction

ASPRS maintains a CESB accredited certification process

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Certified GIS/LIS Technologist
Certified Lidar Technologist
Certified Remote Sensing Technologist
Certified Photogrammetric Technologist
Certified UAS Technologist

Certified Photogrammetrist
Certified Mapping Scientist – Remote Sensing
Certified Mapping Scientist – GIS/LIS
Certified Mapping Scientist – Lidar
Certified Mapping Scientist - UAS
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Types of Certifications we offer: Certified Photogrammetrist, Mapping Scientist, UAS, LIDAR, GIS...

Introduction to ASPRS Certification Program

  • What is Professional Certification and what can it do for me
  • What is the difference between Certification,Licensure, and an academic Degree/Certificate?
  • Other industry certifications (GISCI/USGIF)?
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Lidar
  • UAS
  • ———-
  • Certified Professional
  • Certified Technologist
  • Geospatial Intern

How can I study for the exam?

Exam Matrices

Applicants for professional certification must successfully complete two criteria to become certified:

  • Pass a Peer-Review of experience and training, and
  • Pass the Written Examination for the Specialty Area

Geospatial Intern status, previously known as provisional certification, is also available in all of the above areas for graduating seniors who have studied the geospatial sciences. Certification is easily completed once the experience component is fulfilled.

The Peer-Review process for new certification actions begins with the applicant submitting an application for Certified Photogrammetrist/Mapping Scientist OR Certified Technologist and four (4) reference forms from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s work and responsibilities are completed. The ASPRS Certification Committee evaluates the application and personal references. Applicants who successfully complete the Peer-Review process are then eligible to take the examination. Read More


  • Criteria
  • Education
  • Experience
  • References
  • Process
  • Forms
  • Fees
  • Review
  • Examination
  • Recertification
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If you have questions regarding the certification procedure please contact Jesse Winch:

Jesse Winch
Certification Program Manager
425 Barlow Place, Suite 210,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-2160
Email: jwinch@asprs.org or certification@asprs.org
Phone: 301-493-0290 ext. 101
Fax: 225-408-4422

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in its Certification Program and does not discriminate on the basis of race color religion sex age creed national origin veteran status physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

ASPRS maintains a CESB accredited certification process for:

Geospatial Intern Program

All Certification categories listed above are available to graduating seniors as part of the ASPRS Geospatial Intern Certification Program. Select link at left list for details.

How to Apply – Interns

GEOSPATIAL INTERN PROGRAM An applicant seeking Geospatial Intern recognition must be an active student preparing to graduate in a degree program with educational training in the spatial sciences from an approved institution of higher education and must follow the Basic Requirements as previously outlined for Certified Photogrammetrist Mapping Scientist or Technologist; the exception being the required on-job experience.