The Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board offers
examinations in engineering and land surveying through NCEES.
Principles and Practice of Engineering and Principles and Practice
of Land Surveying examinations are given on Friday dates. Fundamentals of Engineering and Fundamentals of Land Surveying
examinations are given on Saturday dates. Please visit
NCEES for exam schedules and
Fundamentals of Engineering applications must be sent
directly to NCEES. Fundamentals of Engineering
applications will be available on-line at
NCEES beginning in January.
Principles and Practice of Engineering
examination applications must be sent directly to the Board, and must be
postmarked on or before for the
April examinations and on or before for the October examinations.
Application packets are available elsewhere on this
We recommend starting your application process at least one month
before the deadline. An application is not considered complete
and will not be reviewed until all of the component parts (Engineering
Instructions) (Land Surveying
Deadline dates refer to
complete applications including references, transcripts,
verifications, affidavits, ethics questionnaire and project
statements, as applicable.
All candidates submitting applications to the Board,
must wait for approval notification from the Board office
before scheduling to take the examination.
Approved candidates should receive an approval notice,
the registration form for scheduling and fee requirements
for that examination administration by
February 15th for spring candidates and by
August 15th for fall candidates.
Minimum Educational Requirements:
Engineering: -------- four-year degree in engineering
Land Surveying: ---- two-year degree in mathematics, physical sciences,
mapping and surveying or engineering
Requirements: Refer to 193C IAC
Engineering Licensure and
Land Surveying Licensure.
For more information about the engineering and land surveying examinations,
contact the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and
Materials Permitted in Examination Room:
Loose leaf paper and writing tablets are not allowed in the examination
room. Each candidate is required to sign a statement on the examination
answer sheet that he or she will neither copy nor divulge any examination
question or solution and that any violation thereof will be sufficient
grounds for invalidating the candidate's examination.
Items NOT Permitted in the Examination Room
Devises or materials that might compromise the security of the
examination or examination process are not permitted.
Calculating and computing devises having QWERTY keypad arrangement
similar to a typewriter or keyboard are not permitted. Such devises
include but are not limited to palmtop, laptop, handheld, and desktop
computers, calculators, databanks, data collectors, and organizers.
Pagers and cellular phones are not permitted.
Items Permitted in the Examination Room
The following calculator models
will be allowed in the exam room. No other models of
calculators will be allowed. Only the models listed below may be
used on the examination.
Hewlett Packard – HP 33s
and HP 35s
Casio – ALL FX 115 models
(FX-115 must be in model name)
Texas Instruments –
ALL TI 30X and TI 36X models
(TI 30X or TI 36X must be in model
The following reference materials and aids may be brought into
the examination room by the candidate for his or her personal use
1. Handbooks and textbooks
2. Bound reference materials provided that the material be and
remain contained (bound) in a cover during the entire examination.
refers to : 1) Material Bound permanently, i.e., stitched or
glued and 2) Material fastened securely in its
cover by fasteners that penetrate all papers, e.g., ring binders,
spiral binders, plastic snap binders, brads, or screw posts.
The candidates are
not permitted to exchange any reference materials.
Writing tablets, unbound tables, or unbound notes are
in the examining room.
The Fundamentals of Engineering examination is a closed book examination.
Only NCEES supplied-reference materials are permitted in the examination
The Iowa Specific Land Surveying Examination is a closed book
examination. No reference materials are allowed in the examination