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The Spring 2016 newsletter is now available.
Spring 2016 (eReader version)
Spring 2016 (pdf version)

Exam schedules have been updated.

4/22/2016 - 2016 Changes for National Surveyors Exam

April 2016 Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) was the last time the PS exam was offered as a pencil and paper exam. Beginning in October, the PS exam will become a Computer-Based Test (CBT). Exams will be offered throughout the year instead of only twice a year. See the NCEES website for complete details and to schedule your exam date.

October 3, 2016 is the first official scheduled test with registration to open June 20, 2016. All new registration and re-exams for the PS will be administered through NCEES. Exam fees will be paid directly to NCEES upon registration.

The NC Board of Examiners will no longer be involved with the PS exam, therefore, there will be no prior approval needed to be seated for the PS exam.

Once you have taken and passed the PS exam, you will be required to apply to the NC Board of Examiners to take the State-specific exam with a complete application and map. Application fee and State-specific exam fee will be paid to the Board. Upon passing the State exam, you will become licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor.

Applicants who already have an application on file need to contact the Board Office to find out what is needed to update their files or to apply for a re-exam of the State exam portion.

11/23/2015 - Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors can renew for 2016 beginning on December 1st.

6/5/2015 - Special Notice to Veterans
Exam Fee Reimbursement by the VA -

NCEES filed the required paperwork with the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education and was domesticated as a 501 (c) (3) which allows the reimbursement of exam fees for engineers and surveyors who are military veterans.

The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved NCEES (The National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors) per Section 21.4268 of Title 38 of the US code of Federal Regulations. 

A veteran who takes any of the engineering or surveying exams offered by NCEES should contact the Veterans Administration (  to request reimbursement from the VA no matter where they took the exam or their state of residence.


In order to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare, the practice of engineering and land surveying in this State are hereby declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice engineering or land survying in this State, as defined in the provisions... >>> MORE...

All Firm licenses expired as of June 30, 2014

The deadline for the spring exam is January 2nd and the deadline for the fall exam is August 1.

All PE and PLS licenses expire on 12/31 each year. Reinstatement fee after 1/31 is $100.00

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