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Computer-Based Testing and the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam

This month, NCEES will offer the last pencil-and-paper administration of the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examinations. The administration of this examination will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) on January 2, 2014.

When can I register for the FS exam?

Registration for computer-based FS exam opens November 4, 2013.

Do I send my registration fee to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying office?

No. Examinees registering for a computer-based exam must pay the exam fee directly to NCEES using a VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card.  However, all examinees will be required to file an application with the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying and be approved by our Board before registering with NCEES.

 When will the CBT version of the FS exam be given?

The first available appointments for computer-based exams will be January 2, 2014.

The computer-based FS exam will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January–February, April–May, July–August, and October–November. Registration will be open year-round. Seating will be available during the open testing windows only.

 When will I receive my exam results?

NCEES will post the results of computer-based exams 7–10 days after an examinee takes an exam. NCEES will notify examinees by email that their results are available through their MyNCEES account. When an examinee logs in to their account, he or she will see either “Pass” or “Fail” on the screen. Diagnostics will continue to be provided for failing examinees. NCEES will also refer the examinee to the TBPLS website for additional information.

 I have questions about the CBT.  Who should I contact?

To address the anticipated increase in calls to NCEES regarding CBT and other NCEES services, NCEES created a new department called Client Services. We encourage you to contact NCEES if you have questions about the CBT process or other NCEES services by contacting a NCEES client services representative by phone at 800-250-3196 or through the chat feature available on the “Contact Us” portion of the NCEES website.  They are available Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.  You are also welcome to contact the TBPLS office.


Statewide Goal

The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.

The Mission

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.

The Philosophy

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.