Frequently Asked Questions - Land Surveyor-in-Training


Click HERE to view general questions regarding the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation.


What do I need to become licensed as a land surveyor-in-training?
There is a two step process to become licensed as a land surveyor-in-training


Pass the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Exam


Qualify for the license: There are four paths to licensure:

Path 1 Core Corriculum & BS Degree None Yes
Path 2 Core Curriculum & AS Degree 2 years Yes
Path 3 Core Curriculum 6 years Yes
Path 4 None 7 years Yes

What exam do I take?
There is just one exam: NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying

When is the exam administered?
The exam is given in April and October on a Saturday.  The exam schedule is posted on the testing company’s web site.  Click here to go to the NCEES web site.

Who administers the exam?
The exam is administered by the testing company, NCEES.  Click here to go to the NCEES web site.

How many times may I re-take the exam?
You may take it as many times as you need to.

What are the fees?
There are separate fees for the exam and for the license.  Exam fees are paid to the testing company and license fees are paid to the board.

To apply for the exam, complete an exam application and submit it to the board with the $50 application fee payable to Maine State Treasurer.  You will be charged a separate fee by the testing company for the exam later.

To apply for the license, complete a license application and submit it to the board with the appropriate documentation $71, payable to Maine State Treasurer ($50 application fee, $21 criminal check).  You will pay the $175 license fee after you pass the exam and are approved for licensure by the board.


Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors.


Last Updated: January 27, 2014