Applying for Licensure as a Land Surveyor:

NEW APPLICANTS
Do not submit your application for licensure until after you have passed the NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam and confirmed that you meet the qualifying experience requirements.

Once you have passed the NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam and have the required qualifying experience, submit your application for licensure using the online BPELSG Connect portal.  For additional information view Use BPELSG Connect to Complete and Submit a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) Application.

The state-specific Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) exam is administered twice a year.  Check the Exam Schedule for exam dates.  There is no final filing date.  Applications can be submitted and will be accepted on a continuous basis. 

Once you submit your application through BPELSG Connect , you will be able to login to your user profile to monitor the status of the application review, address any deficiencies, and communicate with Board staff.

Do not contact the Board for status updates; login to your Connect account and refer to your dashboard for status updates. The statuses are as follows:

  • Under Review-The application has been received by the Board and is pending review by licensing evaluator staff.
  • Technical Review-The application has been forwarded to the Senior Registrar and is pending technical review.
  • Deficiency-Board staff has determined that the application is missing required information.  Check the email from Board staff to resolve the deficiency.
  • Exam Eligible-The applicant is eligible to take the Laws and Rules exam and/or the applicable state-specific exam.  Check under the “Action” column for clarification.
  • Final Review-The application is pending final review prior to licensure/certification.
  • Approved-The application is approved for licensure/certification.

Once your application is exam eligible you will need to login to BPELSG Connect to pay for and request to take the state-specific exam.  You will have a choice between the spring or fall exam dates.  After your request is approved, you will receive an Authorization to Test notice via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exam. 

Professional Land Surveyor Application Page

RE-TAKING THE STATE-SPECIFIC EXAM
If you need to retake the state-specific Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) exam, you must use the online BPELSG Connect portal to submit a Re-Exam Application and pay the exam fee prior to being authorized by the Board to schedule to retake the exam.  Visit the Re-Exam Application page for details.  There is no final filing date. Follow all instructions in BPELSG Connect to complete the application and make a payment.  You will have a choice between the spring or fall exam dates.  After your application is approved, you will receive an Authorization to Test notice via email with instructions on how and when to schedule your exam. 

You are encouraged to submit the Re-Exam Application as soon as you receive your exam results indicating a failed result, but please be aware that you will not be able to submit a Re-Exam Application until after you have received your exam results.