Surveying (FS & PS) Exam Prep

Explore available study materials for the FS & PS exams.

Explore Surveying Exam Bundle Options

The NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams are closed-book computer-based exams. Our Exam Prep Bundles are designed to make sure you have everything you need for exam-day success. Explore each bundle option below.

 

About the Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle

Give yourself the best opportunity to pass the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam with PPI’s Fundamentals of Surveying Complete Exam Bundle. This comprehensive collection of resources provides everything you need to pass the FS exam the first time. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current exam specs, contain thorough coverage of surveying principles and codes, as well as numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of those concepts. This curated bundle includes the #1 review manual in the industry, practice problems, and the most realistic practice exam on the market. 

What's Included:

Print Materials
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Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.
A full 110 question exam provides an opportunity to apply your knowledge of surveying theory and equations for the FS exam. The exam matches the specifications for knowledge areas and topics to thoroughly prepare you for exam day.
This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Fundamentals of Surveying exam format and content. This edition has 36 new items, including alternative question types such as fill-in-the-blank and matching.
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Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
Over 900 problems provide an opportunity to apply your knowledge of surveying theory and equations or both the FS and PS exams. Assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills for exam day.
The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. It's also useful as a study aid for the Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam.
Easily find the information and concepts you will need during the exam with the Surveyor Reference Manual downloadable index.

Purchase Options

Print Bundle: Fundamentals of Surveying
$401.20
$472.00
$401.20
$472.00

About the Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Bundle

Give yourself the best opportunity to pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam with this bundle. To be successful taking a computer-based test (CBT), you need to be proficient in solving problems on exam day. We've assembled this package to include problem scenarios to help you learn how to identify and apply related concepts and equations, and then two practice exam books to help you test your knowledge.

What's Included:

Print Materials
This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam format and content. Seven new questions in alternative formats are included, along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book and the online practice exam.
Updated to January 2019 exam specs This book includes a 100-question exam that aligns with knowledge area and question count, new problem types (AITs), and tips for passing the NCEES CBT exam format.
Over 900 problems provide an opportunity to apply your knowledge of surveying theory and equations or both the FS and PS exams. Assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills for exam day.

Purchase Options

Print Practice Bundle: Principles and Practice of Surveying
$173.40
$204.00
$173.40
$204.00

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Exam Details for the FS & PS Exams

The NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams are closed-book computer-based exams that are administered year round. An NCEES Reference Handbook is the only reference material that can be used during the exam and will be provided as an electronic reference handbook during the exam. For more exam information click below.

Surveying FS & PS Exam FAQs

The FS exam is a 110-question computer-based test in which your exam appointment will last approximately 6 hours.
The PS exam is a 100-question computer-based test in which your exam appointment will last approximately 7 hours.

The FS exam covers the following topics:

  • Surveying Processes and Methods
  • Mapping Processes and Methods
  • Boundary Law and Real Property Principles
  • Surveying Principles
  • Surveying Computations and Computer Applications
  • Business Concepts
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
For more information, you can visit NCEES.

The PS exam covers the following topics:

  • Legal Principles
  • Professional Survey Practices
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Business Practices
  • Areas of Practice

For more information, you can visit NCEES.

What Our Customers Say

Roy
"I found the practice exam very useful in preparing for the NCEES PS exam. Great refresher to reinforce key topics and supplement other study aids. After practicing Engineering for many years, I decided to pursue Surveying. With the materials PPI offers, I was able to successfully pass the PS exam on the first attempt."
Roy
"I found the practice exam very useful in preparing for the NCEES PS exam. Great refresher to reinforce key topics and supplement other study aids. After practicing Engineering for many years, I decided to pursue Surveying. With the materials PPI offers, I was able to successfully pass the PS exam on the first attempt."
Roy
"I found the practice exam very useful in preparing for the NCEES PS exam. Great refresher to reinforce key topics and supplement other study aids. After practicing Engineering for many years, I decided to pursue Surveying. With the materials PPI offers, I was able to successfully pass the PS exam on the first attempt."