Advisory Notices:

Due to the volume and complexity of review, Engineering and Land Surveying applications typically take at least 12 weeks to process after all documentation has been submitted. Applications with education from outside the U.S. and applications that do not contain sufficient detail usually require a lengthier review process. After you have had all of your documentation submitted, please allow at least 6 weeks before submitting a Contact Us Form to verify your application is complete. We cannot provide the status of a licensure application by phone. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.


Registration is now closed for the October 2019 PE and NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination Administration

  • NCEES will email you 2 – 3 weeks before the examination(s) with a link to download and print your Examination Authorization Notice. Read it carefully. You will be required to present this documentation along with a valid government issued photo ID upon arrival at the exam site.
  • When the results of the NCEES PE examinations have been validated, NCEES will send an email informing you that your result can be accessed through your My NCEES account.
  • Results of the New York State Specific Land Surveying examination will be mailed directly to each candidate.

NCEES Principles and Practice (PE) Examinations (April 2020 paper and pencil & computer-based exams):

  • With the ongoing conversion of the NCEES exams from paper and pencil to a computer-based format, where the exams may be offered year round, the NYS exam application deadline has been eliminated. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and notification of the results sent to the applicant via email. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications at the earliest possible date. For information on the PE examination conversion schedule, visit NCEES.
  • Once you have received approval from the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology to sit for the NCEES PE exam, you must register through the NCEES website at www.ncees.org
  • Approximately 30 minutes after completing your registration with NCEES, you will receive an email from Scantron Assessment (formerly Castle Worldwide) that contains a link that will allow you to submit the scheduling/administration fee to Scantron Assessment, the testing service contracted by NYSED to administer the exam.
  • The NCEES online registration for the PE exam runs from December 9, 2019 through February 20, 2020 and can be accessed through their website at www.ncees.org.
  • The NCEES online registration and payment process for the NCEES PE exam closes on February 20, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Eastern time; there are NO extensions. Please remember it is your responsibility to complete this registration and payment process by the deadline.

April 2020 New York State Application Filing Deadline for NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination:

  • The April 2020 New York State Examination Administration Application Filing Deadline for the NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination is November 1, 2019. Please note we will make every effort to provide a review of those applications postmarked after this deadline, although reviews for submissions after November 1st cannot be guaranteed. You are strongly encouraged to submit applications at the earliest possible date.
  • Once you have received approval from the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology to sit for the NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination, you must register through the Scantron Assessment (formerly Castle Worldwide) website at www.scantron.com/programs/nysed-surveying/ to schedule and pay the fee for this examination. Instructions will be provided on the Scantron website for the registration and payment for this examination administration. Registration for the April examination administration opens November 1, 2019. The deadline for this registration and payment process is February 24, 2020. There are no extensions. Please remember it is your responsibility to complete this registration and payment process by the deadline.

The NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) computer-based examination

  • The NCEES Principles and Practice exam is now offered in a computer-based testing format. All applicants must submit an application and fee to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES PS exam.
  • Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES PS exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the PS exam is posted on the NCEES website.


Eligibility and Registration Procedures for NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Computer-Based Examinations

Eligibility and Registration for NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

  • EAC/ABET Engineering programs - Students/applicants who are within twenty credits of graduation (generally your final semester) or have graduated from an EAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam. You may verify whether your program is EAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet these criteria you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FE exam with NCEES. To sit for the FE exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website.
  • ETAC/ABET Engineering Technology programs - Students/applicants who have graduated from an ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering technology are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam. You may verify whether your program is ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet this criterion you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FE exam with NCEES. To sit for the FE exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website. If you sit for the exam before you are eligible, your exam may be invalidated.
  • All Foreign and NON-ABET Education programs – Students/applicants who are not enrolled or have not graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program MUST submit an application, which consists of a Form 1with $70 fee and a Form 2 with transcripts, to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES FE exam. Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES FE exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website.

 

Eligibility for NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam

  • EAC or ETAC/ABET Surveying programs - Students/applicants who are within twenty credits of graduation (generally your final semester) or have graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in surveying are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FS exam. You may verify whether your program is EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet these criteria you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FS exam with NCEES. To sit for the FS exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FS exam is posted on the NCEES website.
  • All Foreign and NON-ABET Education programs – Students/applicants who are not enrolled or have not graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in surveying MUST submit an application, which consists of Form1 with $70 fee and a Form 2 with transcripts, to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES FS exam. Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES FS exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the FS exam is posted on the NCEES website.

 

 

Last Updated: October 30, 2019