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Important changes to the Washington State 2-hour Land Surveyor’s Examination

What is changing?

  • The Washington State 2-hour land surveyor’s exam is no longer a pencil and paper examination, it’s now a computer-based examination offered throughout the year.
  • The NCEES will no longer administer the 2-hour exam. However, they will continue to administer the NCEES 6-hour PLS Exam.
  • Comity applicants:
    • You no longer have a deadline to submit your application or re-exam request. You can submit your application or re-exam request at any time.
  • Exam applicants:
    • You still have to meet the posted deadlines to be considered for the NCEES 6-hour Principles and Practices of Land Surveying (PLS) Exam.
  • Once your application is approved you’ll receive the following:
    • Applicants taking the NCEES 6-hour PLS exam will receive an email from us that will include the information you need to scheduled your 6-hour exam with NCEES.
    • Applicants taking the Washington State 2-hour land surveyor’s exam will receive an email from National Testing Network that will include the information you need to schedule your 2-hour exam.
  • You will have to come to Washington State to take the exam at one of the testing sites. Currently the exams are offered in the following cities:
    • Everett, WA
    • Vancouver, WA
    • Olympia, WA
    • Yakima, WA
    • Spokane, WA

Application Submittal Process Changes Effective August 1, 2015

The Board is changing the process for submitting your application for licensure as a Professional Engineer.

The new application will be available on our website on or before June 1, 2015.

Why is the process changing?

To ensure accuracy and a quick and timely processing time.

How is the process changing?

Previously you submitted your application and fee, and supporting documentation, such as transcripts and work experience verifications, was submitted separately.

Effective August 1, 2015, you must include the following when submitting your Professional Engineer application:

  1. Application fee
  2. Application checklist
  3. Official transcripts (unopened in a sealed envelope)
  4. Experience verifications (unopened in a sealed envelope)

The license/exam verification(s) must come directly from the state board(s) where you took the exam and/or are currently licensed.

NCEES Records, and NCEES degree evaluations are submitted separate from your application.

NCEES needs your help

NCEES seeks electrical and computer engineers’ professional expertise and advice

Are you using the correct/stamp?

In 2008, the Board amended the rule regarding what your seal/stamp must look like. The new seal/stamp image no longer contains the expiration box.

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