Illinois 035 Professional Land Surveyor
IF A FIRST TIME CANDIDATE: Please read the following instructions before applying online for examination.
Follow all instructions any errors could delay your examination
Please read the following instructions before applying online for examination
Most examination applicants can now apply directly to Continental Testing Services in order to be scheduled for examination.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST APPLY TO NCEES
ALL CANDIDATES MUST READ THE NCEES Examinee Guide AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THEIR NCEES ID.
The Professional Land Surveyor Examination is offered twice a year in April and October. Applicants are required to apply to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation prior to scheduling the examination with Continental Testing Services.
The IDFPR application is available at IDFPR. Please select the Agency Link, Professional Regulation; select your profession, Land Surveyor; select the written examination and download the application for the Land Surveyor exam. Please submit the application to IDFPR with the requested documentation in order to be approved for examination. Once you have been approved by IDFPR you can apply to schedule examination using the online application process listed below.
The dates listed below are the Continental Testing Services Examination dates and Deadlines. Please note that IDFPR does have their own application deadline dates.
All applicants must also register with NCEES for examination and to obtain an identification number. All applicants must provide this number to Continental Testing Services when applying to us. If you do not register with IDFPR for approval and with Continental Testing Services to schedule your examination and with NCEES in order to obtain an ID number, you WILL NOT be scheduled for examination. Note that the NCEES has a required $250.00 registration fee for the Fundamentals examination due at the time of registration.
*Please note that NCEES has their own registration deadline and that this deadline is not the same as Continental Testing Services deadline.
No applicant will be allowed to register after the deadline for any reason.
Effective with the computerized testing of the Fundamentals of Engineering and Fundamentals of Surveying, an unofficial grade will be posted by NCEES to your record. The official grade letter will be sent to the candidate by CTS after the grades have been reviewed.
All applications are valid for three (3) years from the date of receipt at IDFPR. You must complete a full application with all supporting documentation to IDPFR again upon application expiration.
References, Materials and Procedures for the Illinois Land Surveyor Examinations can be downloaded from the following link: Exam Materials
All fees are subject to change based on NCEES Board Examination expense.
Apply for Exam
IF A FIRST TIME CANDIDATE AND IF YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DO NOT PROCEED! IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED WITH NCEES AND OBTAINED YOUR ID, DO NOT PROCEED!
IF A RETAKE CANDIDATE: REAPPLY TO NCESS AND THEN PROCEED TO ONLINE APPLICATION
Online applications can be completed using the provided application forms and directions at Online Professional Land