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Land Surveyors

The purpose of the Board of Land Surveyors is to regulate the licensing of land surveyors and the practice of land surveying in the State of New Hampshire.

For information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Governor's Emergency Order

Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
Board of Land Surveyors Additional Modifications

Notwithstanding administrative rule Lan 305.03(a), land surveyors may affix a digital seal and digital signature to plans or reports for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Board News

Board Member Openings

The NH Board of Land Surveyors has 1 Land Surveyor opening on the Board starting in July 2019, due to a term ending. Board appointments are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Executive Council. Please contact the Board office at (603) 271-0607 or christine.horne@oplc.nh.gov for further information if interested.

Please see the attached notice regarding the Housing Appeal Board, established by RSA chapter 679 (effective July 1, 2020) pdf file. The Appeals Board is currently looking for a Professional Engineer or a Land Surveyor to serve.

Exam Applications

Deadline for the Land Surveyors Exam Applications and all supporting documentation is January 1 for the April Exam and August 1 for the October Exam.

NCEES Exam Administration Changes

The April 2016 exam administration will be the last NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam offered in the pencil and paper format. After April 2016, the exam will be offered only in the Computer Based Testing (CBT) format Registration for the computer based PS exam will begin in mid-2016 with the first available appointments for the PS exam in CBT format beginning October 1, 2016. Candidates will be allowed to take the exam only one time per three month testing window and no more than three times in a 12-month period.

The PS exam will remain a closed book exam with an electronic supplied reference delivered with the exam. Examinees will be allowed to bring and use NCEES approved calculators to the PS exam.

The New Hampshire Legal Aspects (NHL) Exam will remain a paper and pencil examination. Stated deadlines will continue to apply to the NHL exam. NH Legal Aspects exam dates to be determined after the April 2016 exam administration

Board Staff

Christine Horne
Supervisor II
(603) 271-0607
(603) 271-7928 (fax)


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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152