Who we are

The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is a land sector professionals’ organization made up of Valuers, Land Surveyors, Geomatic Engineers, Registered Estate Agents, Property Managers, Building Surveyors, Land Administration Managers and Facilities Managers. Current membership stands at over 4000 spread throughout the Country.

Our members are engaged in both the public and private sectors and are generally involved in the processes of land services delivery, formulation and implementation of land policies and management of land resources.  As an Institution, our key objectives is to promote the professional ethical performance of services rendered by our members and also to ensure that our members actively contribute towards the development of national and international policies, strategies and plans for land management in a sustainable manner.

ISK was inaugurated by 44 founding members on 17th April 1969 and subsequently registered on 12th August 1969 as a body corporate under the Societies Act. The ISK logo was registered on 20th December 1969 as a “Coat of Arms” or “Grant of Arms” under the College of Arms Act. The Institution’s tagline is ‘kupima na kukadiria’ (to measure and estimate).

The Institution has over the years maintained a cordial relationship and dialogue with the government and non-government agencies and comply with the various legislations and other related laws. It has further continued to operate in such a manner that ensures it performs its role as an instrument of development of the surveying profession for the benefit of its members and members of the community.

Roles of ISK
  • Secure advancement and facilitate knowledge for the surveying profession
  • Promote the general interests of members of the profession.
  • Promote ethical performance of obligations of the members of the profession for the benefit of the public.
  • Contribute to the development of international and national policies and legal frameworks, strategies and plans in land management in a manner that facilitates sustainable development.
  • Represent interests of the members of the profession in relevant local, national, regional and international forums.
  • Work with and/or promote other local, national, regional and international organizations on matters of mutual interest.
  • Engage in the provision of such services as may be necessary for the benefit of the members and the sustainability of the Institution.
  • Conduct such examinations, tests or other assessments as may be necessary to determine an applicant’s eligibility for membership.