State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors: Land Surveyor and Intern Applications and Forms

Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) and Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) Applications and Forms

Summary of Licensing Requirements - Land Surveying

Company Registration

Colorado has no requirements for companies to become registered or "authorized" with its Board in order to provide land surveying in the state. Please check with the Colorado Secretary of State for any other requirements in order to do business in Colorado.

Continuing Education

At present, continuing education is not required to maintain or renew a Professional Land Surveyor license. 

PS Exam: Transition to Computer-Based Testing

The April 2016 PS exam was the last exam in the paper/pencil format. Registration and scheduling opened June 2016 for the new computer-based testing (CBT) PS exam with first testing appointments available in October 2016. The new computer-based PS exam will allow for year-round testing at approved Pearson VUE test centers. This gives examinees the flexibility to pick the exam time, date, and location. The new format will include a digital PS Reference Handbook. Examinees will receive their results 7–10 days after the exam. Go to for more information.

FS Exams: Computer-Based Testing

In January 2014, the FS exam transitioned to computer-based testing (CBT) and is no longer administered via pencil-and-paper format. Registration is now open year-round and examinees may select the exam time, date, and location that works best for them. Examinees will receive their results 7-10 days after the exam. For more CBT information, visit the NCEES website.

Intern Enrollment

  • Land Surveyor Intern enrollment is valid indefinitely or until a Professional Land Surveyor license is issued. 
    No enrollment numbers or certificates will be issued.

Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.

License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.

License Renewal Information: All Professional Land Surveyor licenses expire on October 31 of odd-numbered years.