PLS License Application

General Information

Please complete all sections of the application.
You will need to pay a State Specific Exam Fee of $275 at this time.

Application Procedure

Each applicant is required to evidence knowledge of the regulations governing the practice of engineering and/or land surveying in North Carolina before licensure is effected. The completion of the online examination on the following page is part of the application process and each applicant must achieve a minimum score of 80% for the application process to go forward.

Applicant Details

Passport Sized Recent Head and Shoulder Photo 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)

Board records, wall certificate and your seal will reflect first name, middle initial and last name unless another preference is indicated below.

Physical Residence Address

Physical Business Address

Mailing Address

Same as


Submit an acceptable map.

  • Maps should be a simple 18” x 24” single page plat.
  • All maps must be from actual surveys and comply with the North Carolina Standards of Practice for Land Surveying (Board Rules).
  • It must also comply with G. S. 47-30 (Mapping Requirements for Recordable Maps). For your reference, there is a sample map on the Board’s web site (Sample Map).
  • All maps must contain a statement that the fieldwork, calculations and drawing was done by the applicant.
  • The applicant’s name must be identified in the statement and signed by a Professional Land Surveyor.
  • If after Board review the map needs to be revised, the applicant should cloud, describe and date the revisions.

Upload map in PDF format below.


All applicants must take the two hour NC state specific examination. Please select the desired exam period (check the calendar on the Board web site for specific dates).
Deadline: Dec 1st
Deadline: March 1st
Deadline: June 1st
Deadline: September 1st


  1. Have you previously applied for certification or licensure as an SI or PLS in North Carolina?
  2. Have you previously applied for licensure in any other state and been denied?
    You must upload details in PDF format below.
  3. Have you ever been disciplined on any professional license?
    You must upload details in PDF format below.
  4. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
    You must upload proof of restoration of civil rights in PDF format below.
  5. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor? (Do not include traffic violations.)
    You must upload details in PDF format below.
  6. Are you a U.S. citizen?
    Provide detailed explanation of legal status in PDF format below.

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