Looking for LiDAR training and certification?

Well, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has new options for you. The ASPRS certification program announces the launch of a professional and technologist LiDAR certification — the Certified Mapping Scientists, LiDAR (CMS, LiDAR) and the Certified Lidar Technologist (CLT) respectively.

The CMS, LiDAR certification is described as: A professional involved in LiDAR systems design and/or systems application of data acquisition and computer programs that allow for the utilization of spatially referenced LiDAR point clouds for solving user needs and analysis requirements. Responsibilities of the applicant should include management and supervision leading to the integration of data needs and the development of correspondence among, and the utilization of, various spatial systems of often-different generic origins that are used to solve requirements.

The Certified Lidar Technologist certification is described as: A technician who performs routine Lidar collection support and first level data processing integrating established plans and procedures.

With today’s launch, the ASPRS education program expands to include nine certificate programs serving the geospatial industry. The esteemed ASPRS certification program continues to offer the geospatial community the only accredited certifications in the industry; the program holds accreditation from the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). How to apply.

Founded in 1934, ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.