Florida Professional Surveyors and Mappers Exam

This 180-minute, 100 question exam may only cover six categories of questions, but it will leave your fingers sore from flipping through the statutes so many times.

According to FL Rule 5J-17.032, The Florida Jurisdictional Examination shall be based on Florida’s laws and rules regarding the practice of surveying and mapping. The following areas shall be tested on the examination and will be weighted approximately as designated:


Area Tested

Assigned Weight

Chapter 177, Part I, F.S.

Chapter 177, Part II, F.S.

Chapter 161, F.S.

Chapter 62B-33, F.A.C.

Chapter 177, Part III, F.S.


Coastal Mapping



Restoration of Corners


Chapter 472, F.S.

Land Surveying and Mapping


Chapter 718, F.S.



Chapter 95, F.S.

Adverse Possession


Rules 5J-17.001 to 5J-17.007, F.A.C.

Rules 5J-17.010 to 5J-17.016, F.A.C.

Rules 5J-17.040 to 5J-17.047, F.A.C.

Rules 5J-17.050 to 5J-17.053, F.A.C.

Rules 5J-17.060 to 5J-17.062, F.A.C.

Rules 5J-17.080 to 5J-17.085, F.A.C.

Organization & Purpose

Grounds for Discipline

Continuing Education

Standards of Practice

Seals, Signatures andCertificates of Authorization






Chapter 472, F.S., and


Section 287.055, F.S.

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – General


Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act




Exam Prep Materials

Are you interested in becoming a professionally licensed surveyor in Florida? Your career path begins with the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam, and your first step is to pass this difficult exam. Wouldn’t it be great to pass the FS Exam on the first try and get licensed as quickly as possible? Our FS Exam prep material is designed to do just that. Most of our past students have passed on their first try using our Fundamentals of Surveying Exam prep material and online courses.

We offer Pre-Programmed HP-35 Calculators loaded with 15+ land surveying programs that make the FS Exam math sections a breeze. These calculators are approved for use during the exam and they seriously cut down on time needed to perform calculations. We also provide a user manual as well as plenty of videos on how to use your calculator efficiently and effectively.

Our FL PSM Full-Length Practice Exam workbook was designed based on NCEES specifications and also Dr. Tony Nettleman’s 20 years of experience as a PLS. This full-length practice exam will give you ample practice for what to expect on the day of the exam.

NLC Prep’s Online FL PSM Prep Course Bundle was designed by Dr. Nettleman to best present and explain each FS Exam section material for the student. It includes quizzes, videos, explanations, and other FS Exam tips and tricks to ensure you make a passing score on your first try. Dr. Nettleman is so sure of NLC Prep’s FL PSM Online Course Bundle, he guarantees it with the NLC Pass Guarantee. Students who do not pass their land survey exam on the first try will be able to access the online course for an additional year, receive coaching from Dr. Nettleman, and receive 24 credit hours of additional lessons in the area of needed improvement. The FS Exam Online Course Bundle is updated for the new Fundamentals of Surveying Exam this June.

You can also maximize your test day potential with the FL PSM Exam Combo. Our FL PSM Exam Combo includes the FL PSM Exam Practice Book, the FL PSM Exam Online Course Bundle, Boundaries and Landmarks: A Practical Manual by A.C. Mulford (1912), and the ACSM/NSPS Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (2005).  Also included in the FL PSM Combo is a Combined Statutes Binder of every Acts & Rules, and Statutes tested on the actual exam.  

Not sure where to start or wondering if a career as a professional surveyor is right for you? Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call with Dr. Tony Nettleman and get started on the right path for you today!