The National Association of Marine Surveyors, Inc. (NAMSGlobal) welcomes your interest in joining the premier marine surveyor’s professional organization.

This page provides information describing NAMSGlobal’s three levels of marine surveyor membership, and how to achieve Apprentice, Associate or Certified Marine Surveyor (NAMS-CMS) status.

Please contact our office for more details or assistance. The membership application form contains additional information.

application & evaluation steps

(1) SPONSORSHIP. Applicants for all three levels of membership require
the sponsorship of a NAMS-CMS or Retired Life Member. Please contact our office to find out about sponsorship.

(2) APPLICANT SCREENING. A review of the applicants experience and qualifications.


(4) NAMS-CMS TEST. A test for members seeking CMS membership status.

How to apply

Please read through the Qualifications Matrix below, and then complete the membership application form.

Please submit your completed application form, your five reports (if required), a current professional resume or Curriculum Vitae, and your check for the application fee.

(See Fees and Dues for the application fee and our annual membership dues amounts).

This matrix is also on the application form

This matrix is also on the application form