|Exam||April exam date
(Applications due Jan. 15)
|October exam date|
(Applications due July 31)
|Washington State Land Surveyor Exam (2-hour - open book exam)||April 17, 2015||October 30, 2015|
|NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam (LSIT)||Computer-based testing. See the NCEES website for details.||Computer-based testing. See the NCEES website for details.|
|NCEES Principles and Practices of Land Surveying Exam (closed book exam)||April 17, 2015||October 30, 2015|
|Exam date||Application and reschedule deadline|
|October exams||Your application (or request to reschedule) and fee must be postmarked by July 31, 2015.|
|April exams||Your application (or request to reschedule) and fee must be postmarked by January 15, 2015.|
|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. Fee doesn’t include separate exam fee paid to NCEES)
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
Your request and fee must be postmarked by the reschedule deadlines above.
|Exam rescheduling fees||Fee|
|NCEES Land Surveyor (6-hour)||$30|
|WA State Land Surveyor (2 hour)||$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. The NCEES 6-hour land surveyor exam is a closed-book exam. The Washington State 2-hour land surveyor exam is an open-book exam.
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.