The PS exam tests your ability to practice the surveying profession competently. It is designed for surveyors who have gained at least four years’ experience.
PS exam specifications
The PS exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions. It lasts 6 hours and is split into a 4-hour morning session (67 questions) and a 2-hour afternoon session (33 questions). The PS exam uses USCS measurements.
Scoring and reporting
Exam results are typically released to the licensing boards 8–10 weeks after the exam. Depending on your state, you will be notified of your exam result online through your My NCEES account or via postal mail from your state licensing board.
PS pass rates
Pass rates are from the April 2015 exam administration.
|Exam||First-time takers||Repeat takers|
|Volume||Pass Rate||Volume||Pass Rate|
|PS Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS)||295||78%||155||45%|