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Geodetic Engineers Board Exam 2012

The Geodetic Engineers Board Exam, also known as the Geodetic Engineers Licensure Examination, is a board exam facilitated by the Board of Geodetic Engineering under the Professional Regulatory Commission to assess the competency of BS Geodetic Engineering graduates.

As per R.A. 1080, individuals who passed the board exam need not take the civil service exams to be eligible for the following positions:

  • Surveyor
  • Geodetic Engineer
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Cartographer
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Hydrographer
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Assessor/Realtor/Appraiser
  • Professor

Review Courses for Geodetic Engineers Board Exam

There are review courses that you can take to prepare for the board exam. The content of these review courses may vary depending on the review centers, but they’re mostly based on the examination scope released by the Professional Regulatory Commission which includes:

  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations (20%)
    • Public Land Laws and Natural Resources
    • Laws on Property
    • Land Reform Laws
    • Land Registration Laws on Obligation, and Contracts
    • Professional and Ethical Practices
    • Rules and Regulations Governing Land Surveying
  • Mathematics (20%)
    • Algebra
    • Solid Geometry
    • Analytical Geometry
    • Engineering Economics
    • Plane and Spherical Trigonometry
    • Differential and Integral Calculus
    • Mechanics and Least Squares
  • Theory and Practice of Surveying (20%)
    • Property Surveying
    • Isolated, Mineral, and Mining Surveys
    • Cadastral Land Surveying
    • Astronomy
    • Route Surveys and Earthworks
    • Hydrographic and Topographic Surveying
    • Photogrammetry
    • Engineering Surveys and Construction Surveying
  • Geodesy (20%)
    • Geodetic Surveying
    • Geodetic Astronomy
    • Geodetic Triangulation
    • Geodetic Leveling
    • Gravity Measurement and Least Squares
  • Cartography (20%)
    • Plotting and Mapping of Isolated, Mineral, Cadastral, Hydrographic, Photogrammetric Surveys and Map Projection


Licensure exams for BS Geodetic Engineering graduates are usually held once a year. Below are the dates and testing centers for the 2012 Geodetic Engineers Board Exam:

September 4-5, 2012 Tue, Wed / Manila Aug. 15, 2012


The table below shows the number of board passers in the Licensure Exam for Geodetic Engineers in the last 2 years:

September 2011 381 131 34.38%
September 2010 400 154 38.50%

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