ASPRS Launches New Lidar Certification

Bethesda, Md., August 19, 2015 - The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (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).

The Certified Mapping Scientist, 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 this 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).

For more information and certification requirements for the Certified Mapping Scientist, Lidar and the Certified Lidar Technologist certification, please visit In addition, details on how to apply for ASPRS certifications may be found at   

Questions regarding the ASPRS certification programs may be directed to Jesse Winch, ASPRS Certification Program Manager at Email Contact or by phone at 301-493-0290, x 101.


Heather Staverman
ASPRS Assistant Director of Communications
301-493-0290 ext.106

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