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State Specific Reexamination Request  



Upon passing the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams, and meeting the education and experience requirements, the applicant will then apply to the North Carolina Board to be seated for the North Carolina State Specific Exam.  After passing this exam your license will be issued. 

The North Carolina State Specific Exam tests an applicant’s knowledge of the laws, procedures and practices pertaining to land surveying in North Carolina.  This is an open book exam administered at the Board office.  Applicants may bring bound reference materials and a calculator as approved by NCEES (Approved Calculators).   The state exam is administered four times a year:

Exam Period

Deadline for Completed Application


December 1st


March 1st


June 1st


September 1st

A person who failed an examination may apply to take the examination again at the next regularly scheduled examination period by making written request and submitting the required exam fee.  A person having a combined record of three failures or unexcused absences shall be eligible only after submitting the appropriate application fee, and shall be considered by the Board for reexamination at the end of 12 months.  After the end of the 12-month period, the applicant may take the examination no more than once every calendar year.  The applicant shall demonstrate to the Board that actions, such as additional courses of study, have been taken to improve the applicant's chances for passing the exam.

An applicant may make a written request, before the application deadline, for reasonable accommodation for the exam.  Reasonable accommodation shall be granted based upon meeting the Guidelines for Requesting Religious and ADA Accommodations published by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

To be considered for reexamination the applicant must submit the following to the Board office:

State Specific Reexamination Request form
State Specific Reexamination Credit Card form ($275) or check payable to NC Board of Examiners

Upon completion mail application to the Board office:
NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors
4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27609

For questions regarding application status please e-mail