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 examination is administered via computer based testing (CBT) by NCEES/PearsonVUE and  will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year:  January-February, April-May, July-August, and October-November.  Registration will be open year round, but seating will only be available during the open testing windows.

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?
Exam fees are paid directly to NCEES when you register for the exam.

After you pass the FS exam, you'll need to complete an LSIT license application and submit it to the board with the appropriate documentation and $196, payable to Maine State Treasurer ($50 application fee, $21 criminal check, $175 license fee).

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: May 8, 2014