FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do I need a diploma in surveying technology to be a
member of SAGT?
A: No, it is not necessary to have a diploma in surveying or geomatics technology to be a
member of SAGT. There are two certification levels, (Technician and Technologist). You can
become a member of SAGT at the technician level if you are working in the geomatics
industry. The technologist level requires a diploma in surveying or mapping related
technologies or an equivalent level as determined by the certification board.
Q: Is SAGT recognized by industry?
A: Yes, we are affiliated with the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors Association. Also, many
companies in surveying related industries, such as pipe line companies have compensation
incentives for employees who are members of SAGT.
Q: If I am certified at the technician level is it possible
to be reclassified to a technologist level if I take further training?
A: Yes, anytime that you feel that your education level has reached an equivalent of a
diploma level, you may apply for reclassification.
Q: What are some of the advantages of membership in SAGT?
A: The advantages of membership are many, but I'll try and list some of them; Keeps your
technical knowledge current through workshops and seminars. Certification establishes a
level of qualifications which help to provide a starting point for future studies for
advancement in your current or future employment. Fellowship and the opportunity to
exchange ideas with others in your field of work.
Q: How long will I have to wait from the time my
application is submitted until I become a member of SAGT?
A: The time may vary, depending on time of year. The certification board is composed of
three members, one Saskatchewan Land Surveyor who is the chairman and two SAGT members.
Depending on the work schedules of the board, it may take between one to three months to
complete the certification process.