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Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam - Professional Land Surveyors

Application Process

First-time Candidates and Re-exam Candidates
The Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam is administered only via computer at Pearson VUE Testing centers by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

To apply for the exam, go directly to the NCEES website.

Board approval is not needed to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam.

Study Materials
Information about study materials for the Fundamentals of Surveying exam can be viewed at NCEES.

Examination Sites
Sites are located throughout Maryland and the United States. Current locations are available online at the Pearson VUE website.

Special Accommodations
The Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in accommodating examination candidates with special needs.

Requests for special testing accommodations can be made when registering with NCEES. For more information, visit the Special Accommodations section on the NCEES website.