Who we are

The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is a professional organization in Kenya that brings together professionals in land and real estate sector.  The professionals fall within eight major disciplines of the surveying profession namely the Valuation, Estate Agency, Property Management, Land Surveying, Building Surveying, Land Administration Management, Engineering Surveying and Geospatial Information Management Systems. Our membership currently stands at over 4,000 spread throughout the country.

Our members operate both in the public and private sectors and are involved in the processes of land delivery, formulation and implementation of land policies and management of land resource in general.

The Institution was established in 1969 and ever since, it has been an active player in the land sector, spearheading land reforms that culminated in the adoption of National Land Policy (2009), the inclusion of Chapter Five of the Constitution on Land and Environment as well as subsequent consolidation of the land laws.

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.