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PE, FLS and PLS Exam Applications Accepted Year-Round

 The Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board now accepts PE, FLS and PLS applications year-round. See below for the amended rules.

  • Applications with all required components (see below) received by the first day of each month will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Board meeting schedule can be found here.
  • Check with NCEES for registration information including deadlines.
  • Note that qualifying experience must be received by the date of your application to Iowa is received, not the exam date.

 

193C—3.2(542B) Examination application components and due dates.

      3.2(1) Fundamentals of Engineering examination application components and due dates. Applications for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination are submitted directly to the examination service selected by the board to administer the examinations.

      3.2(2) Fundamentals of Land Surveying examination application components and due dates. The components of this application include: the completed application form, references pursuant to 193C—paragraph 5.1(5)“b” and transcripts. Fundamentals of Land Surveying examination applications must be submitted to the board office. Applications submitted by the first day of each month will be reviewed by the board at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

     3.2(3) Principles and Practice examination application components and due dates. Principles and Practice of Engineering and Principles and Practice of Land Surveying examination applications require a detailed review and must, therefore, be submitted to the board office. To facilitate the transition to computer-based testing offered throughout the year, application files with all required components submitted to the board office by the first day of each month will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The Principles and Practice examination application packet includes the following components: (1) the completed online application form, (2) the required number of references, (3) the project statement, and (4) the ethics questionnaire. In addition, a complete application file must include verification of examination records and transcripts. Examination applications will not be reviewed by the board until the application file is complete. Since the verification of examination records must be sent directly from the jurisdiction where the applicant took the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, the applicant should contact the other jurisdiction well in advance of the deadline for submittal of the application to request this verification. For transcripts, the applicant should contact the university well in advance to ensure that the transcripts are received by the deadline.

 

Engineers

Engineer Reference Form to be used for PE exam and comity applicants 

Unlicensed Supervisor Form to be used if direct supervisor is not a licensee
PE Project Statement Form to be used for PE exam application
Ethics Questionnaire to be used for PE exam and comity applicants
  

Surveyors 

PLS Reference Form to be used for PLS exam, and comity applications
FLS Reference Form to be used for FLS exam applicants with an experience requirement
Unlicensed Supervisor Form to be used if direct supervisor is not a licensee
PLS Project Statement Form to be used for PLS exam application
Ethics Questionnaire to be used for PLS exam and comity applicants
Syllabus to be used in preparation for the Iowa State Specific Land Surveying Examination

 

Verification of Record link for information regarding NCEES online verification

 

Notes:

The items below represent minimal guidance. You are strongly encouraged to review Iowa's rules

  • All FE exam applicants apply directly to NCEES. No prior approval from the Board is required.
  • All FLS and PLS exam applicants must apply online to the Iowa Board for approval to register with NCEES for the exam. Applications will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting:
    • The FLS exam is computer-based and administered year-round by NCEES.
    • The national portion of the PLS exam is computer-based and administered year-round by NCEES.
    • The Iowa State Specific Land Surveying Examination is administered by the Iowa Board twice a year (April/October) for initial licensees, and by appointment for comity applicants.  
  • Reference forms must arrive in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap by the referring individual.  
  • Transcripts must arrive directly from college/university to the Iowa Board.
  • To complete the Ethics Questionnaire you will need refer to Iowa Administrative Rules 193C Chapter 8, and Iowa Code 542B. 

 

 

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