The technologist level is defined as work that is primarily of a technical nature, often demanding a high degree of skill, done under the direction of a professional person who is responsible for its outcome. Such work is pre-professional when performed by a professional trainee who, having completed courses of specialized intellectual instruction and study, is seeking to attain professional status.
The following categories of technologist certification are now being offered:
Certified Photogrammetric Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who performs or supervises technical photogrammetric tasks to extract spatial data from photographic or digital imagery.
Certified Remote Sensing Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who performs or supervises tasks to interpret, manipulate, extract, process and convert remotely sensed data from photographic or digital imagery.
Certified GIS/LIS Technologist (ASPRS)
A technician who integrates a variety of spatial data sets into a GIS format designed for graphic output or analysis.
Requirements applicable to all Technologist categories include:
- A total of three years experience, of which two years are in the specialty category.
- Four references from persons knowledgeable of the applicant's work experience and personal conduct.
- A non-refundable application fee.
An Associate, or other higher education degree can be counted as one-half year towards total time.
To maintain active certification, all Certified Technologists must apply for recertification every three years.