Frequently Asked Questions - Professional Land Surveyors


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


What do I need to sit for the professional land surveyor exam?

  1. Must have been a land surveyor-in-training for a minimum of 24 months.
  2. Must demonstrate progressive responsibilities as and LSIT via experience verification forms signed by your supervisor.
  3. Lastly, complete a license application and submit it to the board with the appropriate documentation.  Be sure to include:
  • $221, payable to Maine State Treasurer($50 application fee, $21 criminal check, $150 essay exam fee)
  • Fees for the national Principles & Practice Exam and the Maine Specific Multiple Choice are paid directly to the testing company when you register with them.
  • You will pay the $275 license fee after you pass the exam.


How many parts are there to the exam?
There are three parts to the professional exam:

  • NCEES Principles & Practice
  • Maine Specific Multiple Choice
  • Maine Specific Essay


When is the exam administered?
The exam is given in April and October. 


Who administers the exam?
The NCEES Principles & Practice and the Maine Specific Multiple Choice are administered by NCEES. The Maine Specific Essay is a take home exam administered by the board.


How many times may I re-take the exam?
You may take it as many times as you need to.
click here to go to the NCEES web site


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