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Board staff is processing business firm renewals as quickly as possible.  Although firm licenses expired on June 30th, firms have until July 31st to avoid paying the additional $100 reinstatement fee.  No further action is required for firms that have already renewed online and paid the renewal fee.

Firm Renewals for 2014-2015 will begin June 1, 2014. Renewal Postcards with online renewal instructions were mailed out to the firm address on May 29, 2014.  All firm licenses expire June 30, 2014.

Exam schedules have been updated. >>>Click Here

4/29/14 - NCEES announces changes to upcoming exams

4/23/14 - The Spring 2014 newsletter is now available.
Spring 2014 (eReader version)
Spring 2014 (pdf version)

1/3/2014 - Proposed Revisions to Board Rules that were approved at the December 11, 2013 Board Meeting for publication as Notice of Text by the Rules Review Commission
Link to the summary of the proposed revisions
Link to the Proposed Revisions to the Board rules

11/25/2013 - Facebook Page
The Board has recently created a Facebook page and encourages its licensees to follow the Board for the latest news.

11/25/2013 - 2014 Renewal Notices:
The 2014 individual renewal forms will be mailed to your preferred mailing address on November 27, 2013 and electronic notices will be mailed December 1st. Renew your Professional Engineer and/or Professional Land Surveyor's license quickly and easily online. Remember to print your receipt/pocket card at the end of your transaction (pocket cards will not be mailed to those renewing online). Upon completion of the online renewal process your information is updated automatically into the Board's database. While online you may also make changes (personal or business) to your record.
In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the Board has added a paper renewal opt out feature. To opt out of receiving paper renewal forms follow the opt out instructions when you are logged into the Licensees Only section.

11/25/2013 - Spring 2014 PE and PS exam fee has been increased
The new fee will be applied to any application (application fee remains unchanged) received after December 15th. The new exam fees are:
PE exam fee - $350 (total of $450 with application fee)
PS or PS + NC Specific fee - $350 (total of $450 with application fee)
NC PS Specific fee only (one or both parts) - $275 (total of $375 with application fee)

11/1/2013 -
North Carolina Board Transitions the FE and FS Exams to CBT

CBT stands for computer-based testing and beginning in 2014, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams will be offered solely on computer in all 50 States. Traditional pencil-and-paper exams will be retired. CBT exams allow greater scheduling flexibility for candidates, provide more uniformity in testing conditions and ensures enhanced security for exam content.
The FE and FS exams will no longer be given on a specific day in April and October and instead beginning January 2nd 2014 will be given on a rolling basis at all Pearson Vue exam facilities. There are no longer application deadlines and candidates no longer register for the FE and FS exams through the North Carolina Board. Beginning November 4th eligible candidates go directly to the NCEES web site and register for their exam and choose a convenient date.
It is only upon passing the FE or FS exam that the applicant needs to make application with the North Carolina Board to become a Surveying or Engineering Intern.
For additional information on CBT and the process please click here.


In order to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare, the practice of engineering and land surveying in this State are hereby declared to be subject to regulation in the public interest. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice engineering or land survying in this State, as defined in the provisions... >>> MORE...

The deadline for the spring exam is January 2nd and the deadline for the fall exam is August 1.

All PE and PLS licenses expire on 12/31 each year. Reinstatement fee after 1/31 is $100.00

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