EXAMINATION CANDIDATE INFORMATION

 

California Civil (Engineering Surveying/Seismic Principles) Examinations

The Civil Engineer examinations consist of two separate examinations: the Seismic Principles exam and the Engineering Surveying exam. Each exam format is multiple choice. Each exam is two and half-hours in length.
The Civil Engineer exams are administered twice a year in Spring and Fall.  This is a computer based (CBT) exam.

Examination Schedule:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/exam_schedule.shtml
 
After completing the tutorial, you will have two and half-hours to complete each of the multiple choice exams. The time remaining for your exam is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the computer screen.

Test Plans
The Civil Engineering Surveying Test Plan:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/plan_civsurvey.pdf
The Civil Seismic Principles Test Plan:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/plan_civseism.pdf

Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB):
YOU MUST READ THE BULLETIN CAREFULLY. It is recommended that you print and bring a copy of the CIB with you to the test center.  Download the CIB:
Civil Engineering Surveying Examination
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/California/Pages/Civil%20Engineering%20Surveying%20Exam.aspx
Civil Seismic Principles Examination
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/California/Pages/CivilSeismicPrinciples.aspx

Recommended references for the Civil Engineering examinations:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/refs.shtml
The references included in this list should be considered suggested material only.

Schedule an Appointment
All CBT exams are administered throughout North America at any Prometric test center. 
The easiest way to schedule is online at:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx       
Take the computer based (CBT) exam at the date and location you select.

Identification Required
You will not be admitted without proper identification and it must be current. Identification will only be accepted if it meets all of the following criteria:
• Issued by a state or federal governmental agency including military IDs, other U.S. states and foreign  countries
• Contains your photograph, visible signature and printed (typed) name
• Has not expired

Important: Student or employee identification cards and government-issued IDs that do NOT contain a photo and visible signature will not be accepted. If you fail to provide appropriate identification at the time of the exam, you will not be admitted to the test center and will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Results
You will be issued your results by e-mail and/or US mail 6-8 weeks after the closing of all exams.  Do not contact the Board prior to this time for your results.
In order to receive your results, your e-mail and/or mailing address must be current (30) days prior to the release date. All address and e-mail changes must be submitted directly to the Board using their online address change form:
https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/bpelsg/address_change.php

 

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER EXAMINATION

The Geotechnical Engineer Examination is administered on a continuous basis.  This is a computer based (CBT) exam. 

After completing the tutorial, you will have eight hours to complete the multiple choice exam. The time remaining for your exam is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the computer screen.

Test Plan
The Geotechnical Engineer Test Plan:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/geotestplan.pdf     

Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB):
YOU MUST READ THE BULLETIN CAREFULLY. It is recommended that you print and bring a copy of the CIB with you to the test center. Download the CIB:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/California/Pages/geotechnicalengineer.aspx

Recommended references for the Geotechnical Engineer Examination:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/refs.shtml
References included in this list should be considered suggested material only.

Schedule an Appointment
All CBT exams are administered throughout North America at any Prometric test center. 
The easiest way to schedule is online at:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx       
Take the computer based (CBT) exam at the date and location you select.

Identification Required
You will not be admitted without proper identification and it must be current. Identification will only be accepted if it meets all of the following criteria:
• Issued by a state or federal governmental agency including military IDs, other U.S. states and foreign  countries
• Contains your photograph, visible signature and printed (typed) name
• Has not expired
Important: Student or employee identification cards and government-issued IDs that do NOT contain a photo and visible signature will not be accepted. If you fail to provide appropriate identification at the time of the exam, you will not be admitted to the test center and will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Results
You will be issued your results by e-mail and/or US mail 6-8 weeks after the closing of all exams.  Do not contact the Board prior to this time for your results.
In order to receive your results, your e-mail and/or mailing address must be current (30) days prior to the release date. All address and e-mail changes must be submitted directly to the Board using their online address change form:
 https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/bpelsg/address_change.php

 

LAND SURVEYOR EXAMINATION

The Professional Land Surveyor Examination is administered twice a year in Spring and Fall.  This is a computer based (CBT) exam. 
Examination Schedule:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/exam_schedule.shtml

After completing the tutorial, you will have four hours to complete the multiple choice exam. The time remaining for your exam is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the computer screen.

Test Plan
The Professional Land Surveyor Test Plan:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/ls_test_plan.pdf

Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB):
YOU MUST READ THE BULLETIN CAREFULLY. It is recommended that you print and bring a copy of the CIB with you to the test center. Download the CIB:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/California/Pages/Professional%20Land%20Surveyor%20Exam.aspx

Recommended references for the Professional Land Surveyor Examination. 
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/refs.shtml
References included in this list should be considered suggested material only.

Schedule an Appointment
All CBT exams are administered throughout North America at any Prometric test center. 
The easiest way to schedule is online at:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx       
Take the computer based (CBT) exam at the date and location you select.

Identification Required
You will not be admitted without proper identification and it must be current. Identification will only be accepted if it meets all of the following criteria:
• Issued by a state or federal governmental agency including military IDs, other U.S. states and foreign countries
• Contains your photograph, visible signature and printed (typed) name
• Has not expired
Important: Student or employee identification cards and government-issued IDs that do NOT contain a photo and visible signature will not be accepted. If you fail to provide appropriate identification at the time of the exam, you will not be admitted to the test center and will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Results
You will be issued your results by e-mail and/or US mail 6-8 weeks after the closing of all exams.  Do not contact the Board prior to this time for your results.
In order to receive your results, your e-mail and/or mailing address must be current (30) days prior to the release date. All address and e-mail changes must be submitted directly to the Board using their online address change form:
 https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/bpelsg/address_change.php

TRAFFIC ENGINEER EXAMINATION

The Traffic Engineer Examination is administered once a year in the Fall.  This is a computer based (CBT) exam. 
Examination Schedule:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/exam_schedule.shtml

After completing the tutorial, you will have eight hours to complete the multiple choice exam. The time remaining for your exam is displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the computer screen.

Test Plan
The Traffic Engineer Test Plan:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/plan_traffic.pdf

Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB):
YOU MUST READ THE BULLETIN CAREFULLY. It is recommended that you print and bring a copy of the CIB with you to the test center. Download the CIB:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/California/Pages/TrafficEngineer.aspx

Recommended references for the Traffic Engineer Examination:
http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/refs.shtml
References included in this list should be considered suggested material only.

Schedule an Appointment
All CBT exams are administered throughout North America at any Prometric test center. 
The easiest way to schedule is online at:
https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx       
Take the computer based (CBT) exam at the date and location you select.

Identification Required
You will not be admitted without proper identification and it must be current. Identification will only be accepted if it meets all of the following criteria:
• Issued by a state or federal governmental agency including military IDs, other U.S. states and foreign countries
• Contains your photograph, visible signature and printed (typed) name
• Has not expired
Important: Student or employee identification cards and government-issued IDs that do NOT contain a photo and visible signature will not be accepted. If you fail to provide appropriate identification at the time of the exam, you will not be admitted to the test center and will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Results
You will be issued your results by e-mail and/or US mail 6-8 weeks after the closing of all exams.  Do not contact the Board prior to this time for your results.
In order to receive your results, your e-mail and/or mailing address must be current (30) days prior to the release date. All address and e-mail changes must be submitted directly to the Board using their online address change form:
 https://www.dca.ca.gov/webapps/bpelsg/address_change.php