Upcoming Changes to the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Changes to the NCEES FS Exam

So, you’ve just learned the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam is going through a major update that will change the exam starting July 1st and you’re panicking!  Wait, don’t panic! In fact, the FS exam goes through a major update every 4 to 6 years. The NCEES board members who make these changes are actually very practical, and you’ll soon realize that these changes are beneficial for you, the examinee.

The first big change you probably noticed is the exam has shrunk from 13 sections to only 7. The section names are different, and you may think that the material has changed. In reality, the big change that has occurred is that the math and statistics sections have been combined and Mathematics has been cut in half. This is also quite beneficial for test takers. In our experience, Mathematics has been the toughest section for our previous students. This reduction will make the exam, in our opinion, easier.

So, in essence, what is going to change on the exam? The answer, to be honest, is not much. The original 13 sections of the FS exam have been blended into 7 sections. The exam length and number of exam questions have not changed. Legal Aspects and Survey Processes are still a huge portion of the FS exam. Mathematics is still important, but not as big as it once was.

What has NLC Prep done to prepare for this? Well, we’ve already done it.

The FS Exam Online Course Bundle is fully updated for the upcoming 2020 Fundamentals of Surveying Exam, based on the new specifications. If you’re studying, and plan to take the FS Exam before the July 1st effective date, the FS Exam Online Course has all the material you need to pass your exam. If you plan to take the exam on or after the July 1st effective date, the FS Exam Online course is ready to provide you with updated videos, workbooks, quizzes and a completely new full-length practice exam in-line with the 2020 update requirements.

So, if your studying and feel nervous about your exam outcome, don’t be! NLC Prep has you covered. If you want to “pass your land survey exam on the FIRST TRY and GET LICENSED,” visit our website and checkout the fully updated for 2020 FS Exam Online course. If you’re not sure what your best option is, take advantage of our free 15-minute consult with Dr. Nettleman. He will be able to give you the best advice on the FS Exam or how a career as a licensed land surveyor can benefit you.

Watch the full video on the exam changes HERE.

Want to talk with Dr. Nettleman about the changes?  Schedule a free 15-minute consultation HERE.

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