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The Fall 2016 newsletter is now available.
Fall 2016 (eReader version)
Fall 2016 (pdf version)

For any Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor that has not yet renewed their license for 2016, the last day to do so online was October 14, 2016. After that date, licensees will need to renew for 2016 by mail. Renewals for 2017 will begin on December 1, 2016. For any renewal questions please contact Chimene Link at

Firm licenses expired as of June 30th, 2016. All firms are now required to pay a renewal fee of $175.00, which includes a reinstatement fee of $100.00. <read more>


The Spring 2016 newsletter is now available.
Spring 2016 (eReader version)
Spring 2016 (pdf version)

Exam schedules have been updated.

12/22/2016 - Notice of Future Changes to NCEES Exams and Supporting Materials

11/20/2016 - The Individual Renewals for 2017 will begin on December 1, 2016. A renewal notice will be mailed on November 28th and electronic notice will be emailed December 1st. For any renewal questions please eMail Chimene Link.

11/20/2016 - Registration for all the Spring 2017 NCEES exams will open on the NCEES.ORG web site December 12, 2016. That is for the FE, PE, FS, PS exams.

HB 742 was passed by the General Assembly in the 2016 short session and will be in effect for the Spring 2017 PE exam. The window will open for the Spring exams November 1st.
Beginning November 1st PE applicants who qualify will no longer make application to the North Carolina Board to take the PE exam. The applicant will go directly to NCEES and sign up to take the PE exam. Read more here...

4/22/2016 - 2016 Changes for National Surveyors Exam
April 2016 Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) was the last time the PS exam was offered as a pencil and paper exam. Beginning in October, the PS exam will become a Computer-Based Test (CBT). Exams will be offered throughout the year instead of only twice a year. See the NCEES website for complete details and to schedule your exam date.

October 3, 2016 is the first official scheduled test with registration to open June 20, 2016. All new registration and re-exams for the PS will be administered through NCEES. Exam fees will be paid directly to NCEES upon registration.

The NC Board of Examiners will no longer be involved with the PS exam, therefore, there will be no prior approval needed to be seated for the PS exam.

Once you have taken and passed the PS exam, you will be required to apply to the NC Board of Examiners to take the State-specific exam with a complete application and map. Application fee and State-specific exam fee will be paid to the Board. Upon passing the State exam, you will become licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor.

Applicants who already have an application on file need to contact the Board Office to find out what is needed to update their files or to apply for a re-exam of the State exam portion.

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...

All Firm licenses expired as of June 30, 2014

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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