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6/5/2015 - Special Notice to Veterans
Exam Fee Reimbursement by the VA -

NCEES filed the required paperwork with the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education and was domesticated as a 501 (c) (3) which allows the reimbursement of exam fees for engineers and surveyors who are military veterans.

The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved NCEES (The National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors) per Section 21.4268 of Title 38 of the US code of Federal Regulations. 

A veteran who takes any of the engineering or surveying exams offered by NCEES should contact the Veterans Administration (  to request reimbursement from the VA no matter where they took the exam or their state of residence.


04/07/2015 - Online firm license renewals for 2015 do not begin until June 1st and firms cannot renew prior to that time. A renewal postcard will be mailed out to the firm at the end of May with renewal instructions. Now is a good time to make sure the firm’s mailing address is up-to-date in the Board records. To do this, click on License Lookup link , enter the firm number or name, select Firms and submit. The address that comes up is the mailing address currently on file. If the firm needs to update its mailing address, go to the Businesses Tab and submit the appropriate change form at the bottom of the page.

02/28/2015 - Memo regarding the transition of the PS exam to computer-based testing. >>Click here<

11/2/2014 - Individual license renewals for 2015 will begin on December 1, 2014.  Renewal forms will be mailed at the end of November. A reminder email will be sent on December 1st, as well.

10/28/2014 - NCEES has introduced new specifications for the PE Civil exam, effective with the April 2015 exam administration. Click here for the full release from NCEES.

10/08/14 - FE/FS and PE/PS Post Exam Instructions

9/23/14 - G.S. 89C is posted with the revisions by the legislature to 89C-19 and 89C-25(1), (4) and (7a replacing 7)).

8/19/14 -Link to revised Board rules effective August 1, 2014
Link to the summary of the proposed revisions
Link to the Proposed Revisions to the Board rules

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

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.

05/03/10 - Exam Changes Coming -
Changes effective with the October 2010 administration
Beginning with the October 2010 exam, the registration process for NCEES exams will change.>>>
Click here for the details.<<<
10/06/09 -
NCEES unveils new specifications for Agricultural PE exam. >>>Click Here<<<
11/19/09 -
The new Disciplinary Database Search has been added.>>>Click Here<<<
05/21/09 - NCEES announces changes to architectural engineering exam. >>>Click Here<<<
03/24/09 -Effective with the April 2011 exam administration, NCEES will offer a new 16-hour Structural exam. The existing NCEES Structural I and Structural II exams will be offered for the last time with the October 2010 exam administration. The purpose of this early notice is to provide Member Boards and testing services as much notice as possible so that the transition from the existing Structural I and Structural II format to the new 16-hour Structural exam format may proceed in a seamless and straightforward manner. The one-year notice required by NCEES Exam Development Policy (EDP) 8 in the Manual of Policy and Position Statements will still be given in April 2010. Click HERE for the memo and HERE for the actual new specifications for the exam.