The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is transitioning to computer-based testing in January 2014. Moving to computer-based testing will allow for more flexible scheduling, create more uniform testing conditions, and make exam content more secure. For more information, visit the NCEES website.
|Exam||April exam date
(Applications due Jan. 15)
|October exam date|
(Applications due July 31)
|Washington State Land Surveyor Exam (2-hour)||April 11, 2014||October 24, 2014|
|NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam (LSIT)||Computer-based testing starting in 2014. See the NCEES website for details.||Computer-based testing starting in 2014. See the NCEES website for details.|
|NCEES Principles and Practices of Land Surveying Exam||April 11, 2014||October 24, 2014|
|Exam date||Application deadline|
|October exams||Your application (or request to reschedule) and fee must be postmarked by July 31, 2014.|
|Exam application fees||Fee|
|NCEES Land Surveyor (includes WA State PLS exam)
(Fee includes application, license, PLS state exam, and wall certificate. Fee doesn’t include separate exam fee paid to NCEES.)
|WA State Land Surveyor — Comity
(Fee includes application, exam, license, and wall certificate.)
You may purchase study materials for most exams on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.
You may ask to take the next available exam by mailing a written request with a check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing for the appropriate rescheduling fee to:
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
If you originally applied to take the exam within the last 5 years, you don’t need to submit a new application to reschedule your exam.
|Exam rescheduling fees||Fee|
|NCEES Land Surveyor (6-hour)||$30|
|WA State Land Surveyor||$100|
If you pass both the NCEES 6-hour exam and the WA Specific 2-hour exam, we’ll send your:
Note: Please make sure that we have your current mailing address. You may look for your license number online, as it may take 2 additional weeks for your printed license to reach you.
What if I have questions about a state-prepared exam?
Please call us at 360.664.1575 if you have questions about the Principles and Practice of Land Surveying exam.
What can I bring to the exam?
Please see the NCEES exam-day policies, for information about items allowed in the exam room.
Are special accommodations available?
Yes, please see the Special accommodations page of the NCEES website for instructions on how to make arrangements for your exam.
What’s the difference between application deadlines and NCEES exam deadlines?
The application deadline is the last day you can submit your application and fee to us for approval to take an exam. The NCEES deadline is the last day you can reserve a seat for the exam after you’ve been approved to take it. You must receive approval from our office before you can register with NCEES.
If I’ve been approved to take an exam in the past, is that approval good for any upcoming exams I want to take?
It depends on the type of test:
Can I review a failed exam?
No, reviews of exams offered on behalf of or administered by the Washington board aren’t permitted. All candidates who fail a Washington-specific exam are provided a scoring breakdown in the subject areas covered by the exam.