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ASPRS UAS Certification Exams Offered at UAV Expo

The ASPRS is offering certification exam for Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS and Certified Mapping Technician UAS at Commercial UAV Expo October 1, 2018 in Las Vegas.

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The Scientist exam is being held from 1 to 5 PM and the Technician exam is from 1 to 3 PM on October 1, 2018 in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo.

To be eligible for the exam, all candidates must submit an application with four references and pass peer review no later than Friday, September 14th.

The requirements for the scientist exam are as follows:

Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS

A professional who specializes in either a) the design, operation, and management of survey, mapping, and remote sensing projects using Unmanned Autonomous/Aircraft Systems (UAS), including flight mission planning, adherence to regulatory constraints, system calibration, data acquisition specifications, ground control, operation procedures, data processing, product generation, and quality control/quality assurance; b) analytical techniques and methods for processing of UAS-acquired data; or c) UAS system design and research.


Three years of experience in UAS and/or related geospatial science in a position of responsibility, demonstrating knowledge of and competence in mapping science and mapping procedures.
Three years of experience at a professional level in UAS and/or related geospatial science, demonstrating professional knowledge and management competence in the design and/or use of those systems.
References from four persons who are holding or who have held responsible positions in the mapping sciences and remote sensing and have first-hand knowledge of the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications.
Declaration of compliance with the Code of Ethics of the ASPRS.
Successful completion of a written examination.

Recorded UAS Certified Mapping Webinar

Interested in becoming an ASPRS Certified UAS Mapping Scientist?
Want to know more about the ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium at the
Commercial UAV Expo? To watch this informational webinar click here.

For information on the Mapping Technician exam click here.

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