Individual Applicants

Professional Land Surveyor

Upon passing the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams, and meeting the education and experience requirements, the applicant will then apply to the North Carolina Board to be seated for the North Carolina State Specific Exam. After passing this exam your license will be issued.

To be eligible for the PLS license in North Carolina, the applicant must:

The state exam is administered four times a year:

Exam Period & Deadline for Completed Application

  • January 13, 2020 / December 1st
  • April 20, 2020 / March 1st
  • July 13, 2020 / June 1st
  • October 26, 2020 / September 1st

If completing a paper application mail it to the Board office (Do not staple or fold application):

NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27609. For questions regarding application status please e-mail sbryant@ncbels.org.

Educational institutions can send transcripts via e-mail to dtaylor@ncbels.org.

Military Applicants

All military applicants are required to comply with the licensing requirements of G. S. 89C-13 (G. S. 89C) and Board Rule 21 NCAC 56.0601.

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, which allows the reimbursement of exam fees for surveyors (and engineers) who are military veterans.  A veteran who takes any of the surveying (or engineering) exams offered by NCEES no matter where they took the exam or their state of residence should complete VA Form 22-0810 Application for Reimbursement of National Exam Fee  and submit to the appropriate VA Regional Processing Office listed on page 2 of Form 22-0810.  Help contact information for VA is also included in the instructions of the form.