SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS
 2040 W Main Street, Suite 304

 Rapid City, SD 57702-2447
 Phone: 605-394-2510      Fax: 605-394-2509
 Email: sdbtp@state.sd.us

FUNDAMENTALS OF LAND SURVEYING (FLS) EXAM APPLICATION WITH A 2 YEAR DEGREE OR NO DEGREE

Graduates with a 2 year vocational degree in surveying or engineering or individual who does not have any school training approved by the board may apply for the FLS examination, which is the national examination from the NCEES.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATING
FROM

YEARS OF
EDUCATION

YEARS OF
EXPERIENCE

COMBINED YEARS
OF EDUCATION &
EXPERIENCE

Vocational Associated
Degree

2

2

4

Non-School
Trained

0

4

4

Experience must be obtained under the direct supervision of a licensed land surveyor.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

All applications including the fee and transcript, if applicable, must be submitted to the board office no later than midnight on:

            January 1st for the April exam

            July 1st for the October exam

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

APPLICATION OPTIONS

1. Download a printable application. Please print or type. Pay by check or credit card authorization. 

OR

1. Complete the interactive online application. You will need a user ID and password. Pay by credit card online, mail a check, or fax/mail a credit card authorization form.

2.  List of References - You shall furnish the names and addresses of at least 5 references to which you will send the Confidential Exam Reference form to.  At least 3 references must be licensed land surveyors in good standing and the 3 references must have personal knowledge of your experience. The other 2 references can be character references.  Relatives, business associates supervised by you and current South Dakota Board members are not acceptable as references.

Make 5 copies of the Confidential Exam Reference Form.  Complete the top portion on page 1 and complete all of page 2. Mail the confidential exam reference forms that you list as references to those individuals.  The confidential exam reference form must be sent by the reference to our board office.  The form can be mailed, faxed or scanned & emailed to the South Dakota Board office.

3.  Education - Graduates must provide a transcript issued directly from the granting institution by the registrar’s office.  Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to the South Dakota board office.

4.  Experience – Land surveying experience must be completed under the supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor.

5.  Submit the online application and $100 application fee by credit card online, mail a check, or fax/mail a credit card authorization form.

 

APPLICATION FEES

 

$100 application fee payable by check, money order, or credit card.

 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR EMAIL ADDRESS

If you have an address or email change after you have submitted your application please fill out a change of address form found on the South Dakota Board of Technical Profession website homepage or contact the board office.

 

APPROVAL OF APPLICATION

 

After evaluation of your FLS exam application and academic verification (if applicable) you will be advised in writing by the board office if you have been approved or not approved for the examination.

The board office will notify you by writing within 5 weeks after the application deadline.

DO NOT register with NCEES until you receive an approval letter from the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions.

The approval letter from the board office will contain information necessary for you to register for the examination with NCEES www.ncees.org so that you can meet their deadlines.

NCEES DEADLINES

(They will vary on the exact date)

 3rd to 4th week of February for the April exam

1st week of September for the October exam

 

EXAMINATION RETAKES

A board approved FLS exam applicant who fails to pass the first examination may retake the examination two times.  If an applicant fails an examination three times, the applicant must submit a new application for board approval and take the examination only once each calendar year thereafter.  Failure of an applicant to attend an examination for which the applicant has been scheduled to attend does not count as a failure of the examination.  The board may review an applicant who fails the examination three times.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION
Enter your username and password to begin a new application or to continue a previously started FLS application:
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* Can be 5 to 20 characters long
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* Can be 8 to 20 characters long and is case sensitive
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12/16/2011