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All qualified Professional Surveyors, Technologist Surveyors, Technician Surveyors and GISc Practitioners have to be registered with the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Professional, Technologist and Technician Surveyors in training can also register with PLATO.
See Members under the various categories. (Members data is correct as of 25 March 2014.)

To become a registered Surveyor with PLATO various specified exams have to be passed, council fees paid, work experienced tasks certified and registration forms completed.
See Registration section covering all the details of qualifying as a PLATO registered surveyor as well as the current  Council fees.

The PLATO Council is an elected committee of members. The Registrar is based in the PLATO Office and co-ordinates all the office and council functions.

Information about studying to become a Surveyor and the bursaries offered can be found in Studying section.

There are many Acts and Rules governing the practice of Surveying. All the Acts and Rules required for the examinations (open book and closed book) can be downloaded from this website.
See the Legislation section on this website for all the downloads.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) was implemented on the 1 June 2012.
All PLATO members are registered according to the details in Table A in the Rules.

Please Contact us should you require any further information.

latest updates on website

 

 

     Latest  updates  to  website . . .       

11 Apr 2014 - CPD - Events - new event added PVT152 register for PVT148.
8 April 2014 - NEWS - Plato circulars - Registrar's Notification No 625, dated 7 April, added.
7 April 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, PVT115i, PVT115j, PVT115k, PVT115m,
                       PVT115n, PVT116g, PVT116h, PVT116i,PVT116 j, PVT116k, PVT116m, PVT117g,
                       PVT117h, PVT117i, PVT117j, PVT118a, PVT119g, h, PVT120a, PVT121a, PVT122b,
                       PVT123b, PVT124a, PVT125a, PVT126c, PVT126d, PVT127a, PVT128a, PVT129a,
                       PVT144, PVT144a, PVT145, PVT145a.
4 Apr 2014 - CPD - Events - new GISSA143, SAGI150, SAGI151, register added for GISSA143.
2 Apr 2014 - CPD - Events - register added for SAGI141.
1 Apr 2014 - CPD - Events - new event added SAGI149.
31 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - register added PVT147 - new event added PVT148.
26 Mar 2014 - Members - Members details are correct as of 25 March 2014.
25 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - register added PVT137 - new event added PVT147.
24 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - new event added, SAGI146 and register for PVT061h.
20 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - registers added for SAGI140, GISSA110, SAGI114, SAGI142.
11 Mar 2014 - STUDY - Where - PLATO categories, tertiary institutions, degrees and diplomas.
11 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - register added for SARWA139.
10 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - new event added, SAGI141.
10 Mar 2014 - NEWS - Plato circulars - Registrar's Notification No 624, dated 7 March, added.
4 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - new event added, SAGI140.
3 Mar 2014 - CPD - Events - registers added for events GISSA076, IMSSA112 andPVT138.
3 Mar 2014 - CPD - Forms - new example of form for CPD credits.
25 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, SARWA139.
24 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, PVT137, PVT138.
19 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, GISSA136.
17 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, UNI134 and SAGI135.
13 Feb 2014 - CPD - Rules - section 2c - over 70s and removed/suspended members.
11 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new events added, PVT115, PVT115a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, PVT116,
                        PVT 116a, b, c, d, e, f, PVT117, PVT117a, b, c, d, e, f, PVT118, PVT119 PVT119a,
                        PVT119b, c, d, e, f, PVT120, PVT121, PVT122, PVT122a, PVT123, PVT123a, PVT124,                         PVT125, PVT126, PVT126a, PVT126b, PVT127, PVT128, PVT129, UNI130, UNI131,                         UNI132, PVT133.
7 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - register for SAGI093 added.
4 Feb 2014 - Members - Members details are correct as of 4 February 2014.
4 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new event SAGI114 added.
3 Feb 2014 - CPD - Events - new event PVT113 added.
3 Feb 2014 - NEWS - Plato circulars - Registrar's Notification No 623 added.
29 Jan 2014 - CPD - Events - new event IMSSA112 added.
27 Jan 2014 - CPD - Events - PVT021, PVT087 registers added.
20 Jan 2014 - LEGISLATION - Geomatics Profession Act - Act 19 of 2013.
14 Jan 2014 - CPD - Events - PVT061f, PVT046i registers added.
14 Jan 2014 - CPD - forms - REGISTERS - NEW layout for CPD event registers.
13 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - exam dates - March 2014 exam dates updated.
13 Jan 2014 - STUDYING - Matric subjects - universities added and all links updated.
13 Jan 2014 - STUDYING - Where to study - Stellenbosch added and all links updated.
13 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Forms - category wording corrected.
13 Jan 2014 - CPD - service / accredited - accredited universities links updated.
13 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - In training - Technologist details added to categories.
09 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Technologists - Academic Model details adjusted.
09 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Technologists - Academic Model overview adjusted.
09 Jan 2014 - STUDYING - Where to study - UNIGIS and UFS added.
09 Jan 2014 - CPD - Service Providers - UNIGIS and UFS added as GISc service providers
09 Jan 2014 - CPD - Events - PVT061f, PVT061g, PVT061h, PVT061i, PVT061j, PVT061k,                           PVT061m, PVT061n, PVT061p added to CPD data base.
09 Jan 2014 - CPD - Events - PVT046i, PVT046j, PVT046k, PVT046m, PVT046n, PVT046p,                             PVT046q, PVT046r, PVT046s added to CPD data base.
08 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Professional GISc- GISc Self Assessment Tool -
                          universities not  accredited by PLATO
08 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Technologist GISc - GISc Self Assessment Tool -
                          universities not accredited by PLATO
08 Jan 2014 - REGISTRATION - Technician GISc- GISc Self Assessment Tool -
                          universities not  accredited by PLATO
06 Jan 2014 - Members - All GIS categories renamed with correct current termonology.
06 Jan 2014 - Members - Members details are correct as of 6 January 2014.

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