PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR EXAMINATION APPLICANTS

Requirements for Licensure by Examination

  • Taken and passed the Fundamentals of Surveying Examination (FS).
  • Enrolled as a land surveyor-in-training for a period of four years from the date of enrollment as a LSIT.
  • Acquired the necessary professional field and office experience in land surveying under the immediate supervision of a professional land surveyor as defined in Board Rule 20 CSR 2030-5.110.
  • Must have a minimum of 12 hours of land surveying coursework. (Refer to the "Acceptable Coursework for Licensure" from the previous page for a partial listing of surveying coursework that has been found to be acceptable by past and/or current Professional Land Surveyor Board Members).
  • Take and pass the NCEES Principles of Surveying Examination.
  • Take and pass Part I and Part II of the Missouri Specific Examination.

AN APPLICANT MUST FIRST SUBMIT A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING EXAMINATION APPLICATION AND BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE NCEES PRINCIPLES OF SURVEYING EXAMINATION.

Upon submitting a Professional Land Surveying Examination application and receiving Board approval it will then be necessary for you to register for the NCEES Principles of Surveying Examination by accessing their web site: www.ncees.org. Upon successfully passing the NCEES Principles of Surveying examination it will be necessary for you to provide a copy of your "NCEES Pass Notice" to the Board.

NOTE: The Principles of Surveying (PS) Examination is offered in a Computer Based Testing (CBT) format. The examination is offered year round. There are four testing windows which are the four quarters of the year. A candidate will not be allowed to sit for the examination more than once per window and no more than three times in a twelve month period.

WARNING: The score of a candidate who intentionally takes the PS examination without first submitting a Professional Land Surveyor Examination application and receiving Board approval will be invalidated.

Upon submitting a Professional Land Surveying Examination application and receiving Board approval you will also be required to take and successfully pass the Missouri Specific Examination. A form to schedule the Missouri Specific Examination will be forwarded to you with your approval letter. Time constraints and/or exam availability may not allow your exam selection. You may not be set until the next available date.

The Missouri Specific Examination will be administered at the Professional Registration building, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, Missouri.

The Missouri Specific Examination is a two-part open-book examination designed to test the applicant's knowledge of Missouri surveying practice and Missouri statutes and rules relating to the practice of land surveying. The testing time for Part I of the exam is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length and Part II of the exam is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.

If, for any reason, you fail to appear for the Missouri Specific Examination for which you have been approved and you wish to be rescheduled for a future examination, it will be necessary for you to submit the $75 rescheduling fee along with a reexamination/rescheduling application.

NOTE: The NCEES Principles of Surveying Examination and Missouri Specific Examination are independent of each other and shall be graded separately. A passing score must be obtained on each examination before licensure will be granted.

Examination Application Form

Revised April 26, 2016