When to Apply
- Apply for Land Surveyor licensure by examination when you have completed an internship approved by the Delaware Board.
- Apply for Land Surveyor licensure by reciprocity when you hold a current land surveying license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or jurisdiction).
Requirements for All Applicants
- Submit a completed, signed and notarized Application for Professional Land Surveyor Licensure.
- Enclose non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to the “State of Delaware.”
- If you currently hold, or have ever held, a license to practice land surveying – including an Intern registration in any other jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) – arrange for the Board office to receive verification of licensure or registration from each jurisdiction, sent directly from each jurisdiction to the Board office. This is required even if you previously submitted verification in connection with your Delaware Surveyor Intern registration.
- If you have never been issued a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement .
Additional Requirement for Applicants by Examination
- Arrange for the Board office to receive a completed and signed Verification of Land Surveying Experience Form from each licensed Land Surveyor who supervised you during your internship. Supervisors must stamp each form with their official seal.
Additional Requirements for Applicants by Reciprocity
- Arrange for the Board office to receive proof of passing scores on the Fundamentals of Surveying Examination and the Principles and Practice of Surveying Examination. Either a score report/verification sent directly to the Board office from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) or from the jurisdiction where you passed the exam is acceptable.
- If you have been licensed less than five years in all jurisdictions where you are currently licensed, submit copies of the other jurisdictions’ licensing law and rules and regulations for the Board to review. You do
have to provide this documentation if either of these situations applies to you:
- The jurisdiction from which you are applying by reciprocity is contiguous to Delaware, or
- You have been licensed in good standing for five or more years in any jurisdiction where you now hold a current license.
When the Board approves your application, the Board office will send you information on the examinations you need to take.
- If you are applying by examination, you must pass Fundamentals of Surveying Examination and the Principles and Practice of Surveying Examination. For information on these exams, see www.ncees.org.
- Regardless whether you are applying by reciprocity or examination, you must pass the Delaware Drainage and Jurisprudence Examination. The 2017 dates for the exam are March 9, July 14, and November 2.