• NCEES Computer-Based Testing

    Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) Examination 

    The next NCEES exam to move to computer-based testing (CBT) is Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS). The last pencil-and-paper PS exam was given in April 2016. 

    A special NCEES website (http://ncees.org/exams/cbt/) about the new program provides answers to frequently asked questions, exam prep materials, a map of testing sites, and other information to help ease the transition.

    The registration window with NCEES opens on June 20, 2016 to being signing up for the CBT PS exam. The first available dates for scheduling a test time at Pearson Vue will be October 3, 2016.

    LS, LS-B, and Surveyor-Photogrammetrist Tests

    The Virginia State-Specific Land Surveyor (LS), Land Surveyor B (LS-B), and Surveyor-Photogrammetrist exams will remain paper-and-pencil tests and be offered at DPOR in Richmond. We hope providing the dates of these tests--typically, the second Friday of the first month of each quarter (unless it falls on a state-recognized holiday)--will help as you schedule your CBT PS exam with NCEES.

    The dates of these tests for 2017 are: 

    • Friday, January 20, 2017
    • Friday, April 14, 2017 (LS-B and Surveyor-Photogrammetrist offered ONLY once each year, in April) 
    • Friday, July 14, 2017
    • Friday, October 20, 2017

    (The pencil-and-paper State-Specific LS exam will also be administered in Richmond once more this year on Oct. 28, 2016.)

    APELSCIDLA Board staff at DPOR is excited about the improvements computer-based testing will offer exam candidates. Please send an email or call us at (804) 367-8506 if you have any additional questions or concerns.