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  • The Fall 2013 edition of "Field Notes," the Land Surveyors Board Newsletter is now available on this website. To view the newsletter, click on the link above.

  • You MUST submit the completed application and $25.00 application fee to the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors office. The following deadlines apply to the FS exams:

    The deadline to have your COMPLETED FS application in to the board office for the January 15, March 15, July 15, and September 15.

    The deadline to have your COMPLETED PS/TS application in to the board office for the April exam is January 15.

    The deadline to have your COMPLETED PS/TS application in to the board office for the October exam is July 15.

  • Online Renewal Now Available! Click here to renew online. You may only pay your renewal fee online; you still have to mail your continuing education in to the board office.

  • The Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors will hold a regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am in Conference Room 1-B of the Davy Crockett Tower, 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN

  • NCEES anouncements:
  • Registration for the computer-based FS exam opens November 4, 2013.

    Registration for the April 2014 pencil-and-paper PS exams opens December 17, 2013 and will close on February 20, 2014.

    Examinees registering for a computer-based exam must pay the exam fee directly to NCEES using a VISA or MasterCard credit or debit card.

    The first available appointments for computer-based exams will be January 2, 2014.

    The computer-based FS exam will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January-February, April-May, July-August, and October-November. Registration will be open year-round. Seating will be available during the open testing windows only.


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Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243-1146




Phone: 615-741-3611

Fax:  615-253-1692




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The mission of the Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors is to serve the citizens of Tennessee by efficiently and effectively providing a fair, flexible, and positive regulatory environment for consumer service industries.

Our goal is to assure that every licensee has met the minimum qualifications prior to being granted a license.

In 1967, the members of the Tennessee Engineering Board decided that the surveyors of Tennessee needed their own regulations.

The land surveyor's law, Public Chapter 207, Senate Bill No. 420, was passed on May 1, 1969, and became law when signed by Governor Buford Ellington, on May 7, 1969.

The Land Surveyors Board was created to safeguard the life, health and property of the public.

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