North Carolina Property Mappers
To be a certified as a Mapper, a person must:
- Be a regular member in good standing of the North Carolina Property Mappers Association;
- Within the last 5 years have completed two years of experience in mapping with an agency of state or local government
or equivalent experience approved by the Certification Board.
- Have completed 24 hours of instruction in subjects and passed the Mappers Certification Exam on the subjects covered.
The annual Property Mapping School presented by the N.C.P.M.A. meets the requirements; other courses must be approved by
the Certification Board. Persons who have completed the annual Property Mapping School prior to the effective date of these
certification requirements shall not be required to take the course again to qualify for certification, but they must pass
the Mappers Certification Exam given at the conclusion of the latest course. Persons applying for certification as a mapper
must have completed two years experience as required by 2 (above) before taking the Mappers Certification Exam for those
students attending the Property Mapping School who are not eligible for the Mappers Certification Exam, and one will not be
required to pass the Mapping School Exam before taking the Mappers Certification Exam.
- Associate members may obtain NCPMA Certification as a mapper by completing requirements 1 through 3 (above).
- A certification fee of $10.00 must accompany an application for certification as Mapper. Checks should be made out
to "Treasurer , N.C.P.M.A." and mailed with the application to the chair of the certification committee. Applications for
Mapper must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the Mapper exam date.
- Once having been certified as a Mapper, a person retains that certification so long as he or she is a member in
good standing of the North Carolina Property Mappers Association and is employed by an agency of local or state government
and for a period of two years after such employment ends. If a certified person is not employed by an agency of local or
state government for more than two years, the certification lapses, and such person must seek re-certification if he or she
is again employed in a mapping position by a governmental agency. For re-certification, mappers must take and pass the
Evidence of Certification
- Mappers will be awarded distinctive certificates signed by the president of the NCPMA and the chairman of the
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