Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam will move to computer-based testing
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.
Before you may apply for certification as a land surveyor-in-training, you must have:
- Senior standing in an ABET-accredited surveying program.
- A bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited surveying program.
- A 2-year associate degree in a board-approved surveying program and 2 years of board-approved work experience.
- 4 years of board-approved work experience.
- Completion of the 2-year surveying program at any of the following schools may count for 2 years of this experience:
How to apply for the exam
- Complete the Land Surveyor-in-Training Registration Application:
- If you want your education considered toward requirements, ask your school to send an official transcript (not a photocopy) to us at:
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9025
Olympia, WA 98507
Your application and fee for the October 26, 2013 exam must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2013.
Frequently asked questions
What happens after I submit my application?
We evaluate your application and documentation, and send you an email telling you one of the following:
- You’ve been approved for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (LSIT) exam.
- We need additional information to process your application.
If you’re approved for the exam, the letter will include the information you need to schedule your exam with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).