The Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors (ANLS), established in 1953, is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act, 1991. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.
Professional regulatory organizations are generally self-governing professional bodies, incorporated under a statute that provides for the regulation of that profession. These bodies regulate the standards of education and experience required of members to enter the profession or occupation, their standards of practice, continuing education requirements and conduct of members, and investigate and adjudicate complaints from the public or other members about alleged unprofessional conduct.
The Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors serves the public through:
- Requiring members to adhere to a Code of Ethics established through regulations;
- Ensuring non-licensed individuals and companies do not engage in the practice of land surveying;
- Ensuring only qualified individuals and companies determine or establish boundaries or determine the location of anything relative to a boundary or provide advice about boundaries;
- Having public members serve on the Association’s Council and Discipline Committee Investigation and Hearing Panels ensures the Association of Newfoundland Land Surveyors does act in the public interest;
- Ensuring licensed members participate in a Mandatory Professional Development Program.