Preparing Your Articling Application


Step 1  The following initial information is submitted to the Registrar (Deadline will be mid-May or mid- November and will be posted on the AOLS website and included in the In Sight Newsletter)

  • Student Information Sheet
  • Undertaking Form  (if required, for corporate employees).
  • Names and contact information of two character references for the student (not a family member)
  • Payment (please contact the AOLS Offices).

Step 2  Student and articling surveyor and/or supervisor attend Articling Information Session offered by the AOLS in late May or November. (Date and location will be confirmed to all applicants)

Step 3  After the Information Session the student and articling OLS work together to complete the following:


Step 4  If applying for a reduction in the term of articles, complete  the Application for Reduction of Articles Form and submit this, along with the  Candidate Assessment Form and any supporting information with your articling application.

Step 5   Complete the Articling Contract and  Schedule  “A ” 

Step 6  Submit the Articling Contract, Schedule “A” and Reduction Application package, if any, to:

The Registrar
Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
1043 McNicoll Ave. Toronto, ON M1W 3W6

Your application to article, including any application for a reduction in your term of articles will be considered at either the January or July Academic and Experience Requirements Committee meeting and you will be informed by mail of the committee’s decision.