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The Washington State 2-hour Land Surveyor’s Examination has changed.
Find out what you need to know in the Important changes to the Washington State 2-hour Land Surveyor’s Examination news update.
Submit your application, or request to reschedule, and fee before scheduling your exam.
|Exam||Year round testing|
|Washington State Land Surveyor Exam (2-hour - open book exam)||Computer-based testing.|
|NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam (LSIT)||Computer-based testing. Visit the NCEES website for details.|
|NCEES Principles and Practices of Land Surveying Exam (closed book exam)||Computer-based testing begins October 3, 2016. Visit the NCEES website for details.|
|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 buy study materials for the 6-hour exam on the NCEES website.
You may ask to take the next available exam by submitting the Reexam or Exam Reschedule Application 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
|Exam rescheduling fees||Fee|
|NCEES Land Surveyor (6-hour). Your request and fee must be postmarked by the reschedule deadlines above.||$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:
Make sure that we have your current mailing address. You may look for your license number online, as it may take 2 extra weeks for your printed license to reach you.
Please call us at 360.664.1575 if you have questions about the Principles and Practice of Land Surveying exam.
Please visit 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.
Yes, please see the Special accommodations page of the NCEES website for instructions on how to make arrangements for your exam.
If you need special accommodations for the WA State 2-hour PLS exam, please contact us.
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.
There are no deadlines for applicants only taking the WA State 2-hour PLS exam.
It depends on the type of test:
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.