Land Surveying


Applications for Examination or Licensure

You must apply to the Board and have your application approved BEFORE you apply to NCEES Exam Administration Services to take the FS, PS or MNLS exam. You will not be allowed to register with NCEES Exam Administration Services unless you have a current, approved application on file in the Board office.


Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Application

Land Surveyor Exam Application

Application for Land Surveyor License by Comity

"Comity" is similar to reciprocity.


Computer-Based Testing Information - In late 2016 the PS exam will change from a paper-based to a computer-based testing (CBT) format. The first appointments for the CBT will be avaiable on Monday October 3, 2016, with CBT registration for the PS exam beginning in mid-June 2016. Visit the NCEES website for more information. See also the NCEES Examinee Guide.


Study Materials

MN Land Surveyor Candidate Handbook
(for MN Local Exam)

NCEES Guidelines for progressive surveying experience