FS EXAM APPLICANTS
All FS exam applicants must apply to the Iowa Board and be approved
before registering for the exam with NCEES.
FS exams are offered by NCEES during four 2-month windows
throughout the year. Applications must be sent to the Iowa
Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board, and must adhere
to the following deadlines:
- Postmarked on or before October 15 for the January/February window
- Postmarked on or before February 15 for the April/May window
- Postmarked on or before April 15 for the July/August window
- Postmarked on or before August 15 for the October/November window
Upon passing the FS exam your land surveyor intern certificate will
automatically be mailed to you.
PLS EXAM APPLICANTS
examination applications must be sent directly to the Board, and
must be postmarked on or before January 15 for the April
examinations and on or before July 15 for the October
examinations. Additional examination information can be found
elsewhere on this
The following pages contain the instructions and forms necessary to
apply for engineering examinations and licensure by comity.
MUST SUBMIT ORIGINAL
Project Statement Form
Surveyor Reference form
MUST REMAIN IN SEALED,
Comity applicants will need 3 copies of the reference form.
PLS examination applicants
will need 5 copies of the reference form.
Surveyor Intern Reference MUST REMAIN IN SEALED, SIGNED
FLS examination applicants with an experience requirement
will need 3 copies of the Intern reference form. (Applicants with
an ABET/EAC or CEAB accredited engineering or surveying and mapping
degree with at least six semester hours of surveying or mapping
do not have an experience requirement and do not need to provide
references. Applicants with a non-ABET/EAC four-year surveying and
mapping degree must submit only one reference.)
- MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TO
THE IOWA BOARD
Questionnaire You will need to review Iowa Administrative Rules
Chapter 193C and Iowa
Code 542B to complete the Ethics Questionnaire.
Unlicensed Supervisor Form MUST REMAIN IN SEALED, SIGNED ENVELOPE(S)
Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board
200 E Grand, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309