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Individual license renewals for 2014 will begin on December 1, 2013.  Renewal forms will be mailed at the end of November.

Exam schedules have been updated. >>>Click Here

2\12\14 - Due to inclement weather the board meeting for February 13, 2014 has been cancelled. The next board meeting is the regularly scheduled one on March 26-27
The comments hearing for Rules Revisions has been postponed until March 27th.

1/3/2014 - Proposed Revisions to Board Rules that were approved at the December 11, 2013 Board Meeting for publication as Notice of Text by the Rules Review Commission

Link to the summary of the proposed revisions
Link to the Proposed Revisions to the Board rules

11/25/2013 - Facebook Page
The Board has recently created a Facebook page and encourages its licensees to follow the Board for the latest news.

11/25/2013 - 2014 Renewal Notices:
The 2014 individual renewal forms will be mailed to your preferred mailing address on November 27, 2013 and electronic notices will be mailed December 1st. Renew your Professional Engineer and/or Professional Land Surveyor's license quickly and easily online. Remember to print your receipt/pocket card at the end of your transaction (pocket cards will not be mailed to those renewing online). Upon completion of the online renewal process your information is updated automatically into the Board's database. While online you may also make changes (personal or business) to your record.
In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the Board has added a paper renewal opt out feature. To opt out of receiving paper renewal forms follow the opt out instructions when you are logged into the Licensees Only section.

11/25/2013 - Spring 2014 PE and PS exam fee has been increased
The new fee will be applied to any application (application fee remains unchanged) received after December 15th. The new exam fees are:
PE exam fee - $350 (total of $450 with application fee)
PS or PS + NC Specific fee - $350 (total of $450 with application fee)
NC PS Specific fee only (one or both parts) - $275 (total of $375 with application fee)

11/1/2013 -
North Carolina Board Transitions the FE and FS Exams to CBT

CBT stands for computer-based testing and beginning in 2014, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams will be offered solely on computer in all 50 States. Traditional pencil-and-paper exams will be retired. CBT exams allow greater scheduling flexibility for candidates, provide more uniformity in testing conditions and ensures enhanced security for exam content.

The FE and FS exams will no longer be given on a specific day in April and October and instead beginning January 2nd 2014 will be given on a rolling basis at all Pearson Vue exam facilities. There are no longer application deadlines and candidates no longer register for the FE and FS exams through the North Carolina Board. Beginning November 4th eligible candidates go directly to the NCEES web site and register for their exam and choose a convenient date.

It is only upon passing the FE or FS exam that the applicant needs to make application with the North Carolina Board to become a Surveying or Engineering Intern.

For additional information on CBT and the process please click here.

11/1/2013 - October 2013 Exam Results
NCEES will notify you when results are available and provide you with instructions to log into their My NCEES account. You will no longer receive pass/fail letters as in the past.
The North Carolina Board will provide information for three or more time failures to all examinees.
State-specific examinees will continue to received their results via notification from the Board after the national portion of the exam has been processed.

10/21/2013 - The new 2013 fall newsletter is now ready for viewing
Click here for the fall 2013 Newsletter <<- eReader Format
Click here for the PDF version

6/12/2013 - House Bill 301
On June 12, 2013 Governor McCrory signed into law H301 which makes several changes to 89C.  Primarily, H301 makes technical changes to 89C by reorganizing the statute language for taking the FE/FS and FS/PS exams.  These technical changes do not make any changes to the requirements for taking the exams.
The bill also makes several changes to incorporate computer based testing and aligns application requirements with model law. 
A copy of the bill can be found here:
General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2013
House Bill 301

6/15/2013 - GIS Grandfathering Informaton
The new legislation also waives the examination requirement for those presently practicing GIS who meet with certain education and experience. The waiver (grandfathering) will be in effect until July 1, 2014.
Application packet for GIS Grandfathering

06/01/2013 - Business Firm Renewal
To access the Firm Renewal Page

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...

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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