About the TX RPLS Exam

Texas Registered Professional Land Survey Exam

The Fundamentals of Surveying Exam is governed by NCEES and generally administered as the first step to becoming a Professional Land Surveyor.

Whether you a soon-to-be graduating college undergraduate or a technician for several decades, it’s important to understand the FS exam requirements before attempting any exam.

The education and experience requirements to take the  Fundamentals of Surveying Exam vary so be sure to check-out our page for your home state.

The FS Exam consists of 110 questions and the entire examination time takes 6 hours, with 40 minutes dedicated to breaks and completing other testing requirements. 

The FS Exam covers a wide range of knowledge-based topics. Examinees are expected to have a deep understanding of surveying mathematics, theory, and application. All mathematics on the FS Exam uses the US Customary System of Units (USCS).

You can take this exam at anytime throughout the year at an NCEES-approved Pearson Vue Testing Center

For your convenience, we have provided the FS Exam section specifications below. Examinees should note that the FS Exam is currently being updated, the new exam’s effective date is July 1st, 2020

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, he is more than happy to discuss the FS Exam and what a career is like as a professionally licensed surveyor.

Exam Prep Materials

Are you interested in becoming a professionally licensed surveyor? 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 FS 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 FS 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 FS 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 FS Exam Combo. Our FS Exam Combo includes the Pre-Programmed HP-35 calculator, FS Exam Practice Book, the FS 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). The FS Exam Combo is, without-a-doubt, the best tool for passing your exam; not to mention it is also the best value, combining all three of our most popular FS Exam test products into one bundle.

Are you interested in taking the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam and becoming a licensed professional surveyor? Consider taking our FS Exam Online Course Bundle or using our other FS Exam Test Prep material.

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, he is more than happy to discuss the FS Exam and what a career is like as a professionally licensed surveyor.