Advisory Notices:

Due to the volume and complexity of review, Engineering and Land Surveying applications typically take at least 12 weeks to process after all documentation has been submitted. Applications with education from outside the U.S. and applications that do not contain sufficient detail usually require a lengthier review process. After you have had all of your documentation submitted, please allow at least 6 weeks before submitting a Contact Us Form to verify your application is complete. We cannot provide the status of a licensure application by phone. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

NCEES PE Examination Update: You may now apply for eligibility to sit for the NCEES PE examination utilizing your NCEES Record. You must complete the Online Form 1 (Application for Licensure) and request that NCEES transfer your NCEES Record to New York State.

Advisory Notice: For the latest information on COVID-19 issues impacting the licensed professions, including professional exam updates, please visit OP’s COVID-19 website.

NCEES Principles and Practice (PE) Examinations (April 2021 paper and pencil & computer-based exams):

  • With the ongoing conversion of the NCEES exams from paper and pencil to a computer-based format, where the exams may be offered year round, the NYS exam application deadline has been eliminated. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and notification of the results sent to the applicant via email. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications at the earliest possible date. For information on the PE examination conversion schedule, visit NCEES.
  • Once you have received approval from the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology to sit for the NCEES PE exam, you must register through the NCEES website at www.ncees.org
  • For computer-based format exams (CBT), or the special January 26, 2021 paper and pencil civil PE exam administration, you must register, pay for, and schedule your exams through your MYNCEES account. Instructions can be found on the NCEES website.
  • For the April paper-and-pencil exams, approximately 30 minutes after completing your registration with NCEES, you will receive an email from Scantron Assessment (formerly Castle Worldwide) that contains a link that will allow you to submit the scheduling/administration fee to Scantron Assessment, the testing service contracted by NYSED to administer the exam.
  • The NCEES online registration and payment process for the April NCEES PE exam runs from 10 AM ET January 27, 2021 through 3 PM ET March 4, 2021 and can be accessed through their website at www.ncees.org. There are NO extensions. Please remember it is your responsibility to complete this registration and payment process by the deadline.
  • Once registration closes, those eligible who have completed all the above steps will have their status changed to “Approved” and will be allowed to select their testing location. If you have been made eligible by the Board and completed all of the above steps and your status has not been changed to “Approved” by the end of the day on March 11, 2021, contact the Board Office by email. Make sure you include your full name, NCEES ID number, date of birth and last four digits of your social security number.

April 2021 New York State Application Filing Deadline for NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination:

  • The April 2021 New York State Examination Administration Application Filing Deadline for the NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination is November 1, 2020. Please note we will make every effort to provide a review of those applications postmarked after this deadline, although reviews for submissions after November 1st cannot be guaranteed. You are strongly encouraged to submit applications at the earliest possible date.
  • Once you have received approval from the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology to sit for the NYS Specific Land Surveying Examination, you must register through the Scantron Assessment (formerly Castle Worldwide) website at www.scantron.com/programs/nysed-surveying/ to schedule and pay the fee for this examination. Instructions will be provided on the Scantron website for the registration and payment for this examination administration. Registration for the April examination administration opens November 1, 2020. The deadline for this registration and payment process is February 20, 2021. There are no extensions. Please remember it is your responsibility to complete this registration and payment process by the deadline.

The NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) computer-based examination

  • The NCEES Principles and Practice exam is now offered in a computer-based testing format. All applicants must submit an application and fee to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES PS exam.
  • Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES PS exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the PS exam is posted on the NCEES website.


Eligibility and Registration Procedures for NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Computer-Based Examinations

Eligibility and Registration for NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

  • EAC/ABET Engineering programs - Students/applicants who are within twenty credits of graduation (generally your final semester) or have graduated from an EAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam. You may verify whether your program is EAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet these criteria you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FE exam with NCEES. To sit for the FE exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website.
  • ETAC/ABET Engineering Technology programs - Students/applicants who have graduated from an ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering technology are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam. You may verify whether your program is ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet this criterion you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FE exam with NCEES. To sit for the FE exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website. If you sit for the exam before you are eligible, your exam may be invalidated.
  • All NON-ABET Education programs – You may verify whether your program is EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. Students/applicants who are not enrolled or have not graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program MUST submit an application, which consists of a Form 1with $70 fee and a Form 2 with transcripts, to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES FE exam. Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES FE exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the FE exam is posted on the NCEES website.

 

Eligibility for NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam

  • EAC or ETAC/ABET Surveying programs - Students/applicants who are within twenty credits of graduation (generally your final semester) or have graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in surveying are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FS exam. You may verify whether your program is EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. If you meet these criteria you are no longer required to obtain approval from the NYS Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology prior to registering for the FS exam with NCEES. To sit for the FS exam, you must register and pay NCEES directly through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org. Information regarding the registration and payment for the FS exam is posted on the NCEES website.
  • All NON-ABET Education programs – You may verify whether your program is EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited through the ABET website at www.abet.org. Students/applicants who are not enrolled or have not graduated from an EAC or ETAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in surveying MUST submit an application, which consists of Form1 with $70 fee and a Form 2 with transcripts, to the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology (NYS Board) for eligibility to sit for the NCEES FS exam. Once you have received approval from the NYS Board to sit for the NCEES FS exam, you must register and pay the exam administration fee with NCEES through their online registration system available via their website at www.ncees.org Information regarding the registration and payment for the FS exam is posted on the NCEES website.

 

 

Last Updated: November 18, 2020