New Process for Requesting a Waiver of the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam when Applying for Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS):

You must submit your application for review and approval by the Board before the Board will authorize you to take the NCEES Principles & Practices of Surveying (PS) exam and the state-specific Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) exam.

There is no final filing date. Applications can be submitted and will be accepted on a continuous basis.

You must allow the Board a minimum of 60 days from when you submit your application to process your application. Do not contact the Board within the initial 60-day period to ask about the status of your application. If you have not received any communication from the Board after the initial 60-day period, you may contact the Board's Licensing Unit at (916) 263-2222 or

Do not contact the Board to verify receipt of your application. If you wish to have proof that your application was received, you need to use a delivery method that provides tracking and delivery confirmation.

Click HERE for application instructions and forms.