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EXAM INFORMATION
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Exam Information

The Alabama Board offers the following National exams: 

Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE)

Principles and Practice of Land Surveying (PLS)

We also offer our State specific Alabama History and Law of Surveying exam (ALLS)

The passing score on each NCEES examination will be determined by the Board, based on NCEES' recommendation.

The exam dates can be found under dates and deadlines on the web site.

Exam attempts

An exam candidate, if approved to take the exam, is approved for 4 exam attempts within a 5 year period.  Your 5 years starts when your application is approved by the Board to sit for the exam.

In the event the applicant fails to pass after the four attempts, the applicant will be notified the application is closed.  If your application has been closed, you will be required to file another application and update your experience since the first application.  No additional verification, references or transcripts will be required.

Exam Results

PE, PLS and ALLS

April exam - results usually mailed mid June

October exam - results usually mailed late December

ALLS Exam (if you took the ALLS exam only)

February, April, July & October exams - results usually mailed in a month

We will post on the website/home page in the blue box when the results have been mailed.  We cannot give information by the phone, email or fax.

How to Apply for the PE Exam

First Time Applicants:

You must submit the application, application fee, verifications, references, transcripts (if applicable) and verification of FE exam (if applicable) to be reviewed by the Board no later than January 15 for the April exam or July 1 for the October exam.

Re-exam (application has not been closed): You must create an account with NCEES to start the exam registration process and pay the exam fee during the registration process by NCEES' deadline.

Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination (PE) - a link to NCEES web site for specifics on the PE exam

The Alabama Board offers all the PE exams offered by NCEES.

 

How to Apply for the PLS and/or ALLS Exams with a degree other than surveying

Prior to submitting an application you must submit a Board Evaluation of Transcript Related to Surveying or Related Science form and have transcripts sent to the board office and have your education approved by the board. 

Once approved, you must submit the application, application fee, verifications, references, transcripts (if applicable) and verification of FLS exam (if applicable) to be reviewed by the Board no later than January 15 for the April exam or July 1 for the October exam.

Re-exam (application has not been closed): You must create an account with NCEES to start the exam registration process and pay the exam fee during the registration process by NCEES' deadline.

Principles and Practice of Land Surveying Examination (PLS) - a link to NCEES web site for specifics on the PLS exam

Study Material, Information Allowed into the Exams and Admission Cards

We are under contract with NCEES to administer the exam.  Their website specifies what can be brought into the exam site.  For more information on exam content and study guides contact the National Council (NCEES) at (864) 654-6824 or their website is www.ncees.org.

You will be notified by NCEES approximately 21 days prior to the exam by email to download your admission notice.  If you have questions concerning your admission notice location or discipline, contact NCEES at (877) 536-7729 or www.ncees.org

Alabama Land Surveying History & Law Exam (ALLS)

Suggested Study Material for the ALLS Exam

ALLS Exam Specifications