Company Enlistment/Renewal Guideline


  1. Introduction:

The Surveyors Council of Nigeria(SURCON) was established by Decree 44 1989 and listed as CAP S18 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

In accordance with section 4(d) of the enabling law, the Council is charged with “regulating and controlling the practice of the profession (ie discharge this responsibility, it has decided to enlist all companies that provide Survey services in Nigeria.

  1. Reasons/Need for Enlistment:

The Council wants to assure itself qualified staff

  1. The enlisted companies have qualified staff needed for rendering Survey services,
  2. The Survey services provided by the companies are those they have competence to provide.
  3. The approved Rule and Regulations are adopted when rendering services.
  4. Categories of Enlistment:

The major group of Survey companies will be enlisted namely:

  1. Nigerian Firms

These shall comprise of all Survey companies/firms owned by Nigerians

  1. Institutional Consultancy Units

These shall comprise of Survey consultancy units operating in tertiary institutions, research organizations and other organizations where such consultancy units are approved.

  1. Foreign Firms

These are foreign based companies that provide Survey Service in Nigeria.

  1. Mode of Enlistment

The affected companies/firms shall complete the prescribe from obtainable from Surveyors Council of Nigeria and pay enlisted fee as prescribed by the Council from time to time.

  1. Enlistment Requirements

The Enlistment Requirement shall be determined by SURCON from time to time and shall include the following:

  • Profile of the Firm
  • Staff Strength
  • Organizational Structure
  • Details of technical equipment and other support
  • Permanent Address
  • Types of Survey Services offered
  • Article of Association
  • CV of the MD and Director(s)
  1. b) Institutional Consultancy Units

as in Nigerian Firms but shall include a letter of approval from the appropriate employer/Institution for the operation of Consultancy unit.

  1. C) Foreign Firms
  2. Profile of the Firm
  3. Permanent Address of the Firm in Nigeria and abroad.
  • Organizational Structure
  1. Staff Strength (for a purely surveying firm, a Nigerian Surveyor must be one of the Directors of the firm, but for a firm having Survey contents, a Nigerian Surveyor shall be at the management position)
  2. Details of technical equipment and other support
  3. Types of Survey Services offered
  4. Enlistment/Renewal Fees

The fees shall be determined b Council from time to time.

The fees fixed by the Council at the moment are as follows:

  1. Enlistment
  2. Nigeria Firms


  1. Institutional Consultancy Units


  • Foreign Firms


  1. Annual Renewal (with effect from 1 January each year)
  2. Nigeria Firms


  1. Institutional Consultancy Units


  • Foreign Firms



Each renewal shall be accompanied by the current staff list of the company and Article of Association.

  1. Benefits/Rights of enlistment
  2. Enlistment gives a firm the authority to practice the specified survey services in Nigeria with the backing of the statutory professional regulatory body which is the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON)
  3. The enlisted companies/firms are firmly recommended to governments and their agencies/parastatals for retention in respect of provision of Survey Services enlisted.
  4. Survey firms not enlisted are deemed to be outside the control of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria and shall not be allowed to practice Surveying in Nigeria.
  5. The names and other details of the enlisted firms shall be published annually and circulated widely so that the firms shall be easily identified and contracted directly or through the SURCON website
  6. Specifically, copies of the enlisted firms companies shall be deposited with appropriate government agencies such as Corporate Affairs Commission, Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGOF), Offices of Surveyors General and Works Registration Boards to ensure that the survey firms seeking registration or offering them are enlisted with
  7. Interpretation

”Enlistment” Enlistment is to enroll a firm with Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON)

Dated at Abuja, this 13th Day of February, 2018

By Order of the Council


Surv. J.O. Agbeula, fnis

President of the Council