Introduction

Questionnaire About the Practice of Professional Licensed Surveyors and Mapping Scientists
Thank you for participating in this questionnaire about the practice of professional surveyors and mapping scientists conducted on behalf of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) by Pearson VUE. NCEES is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.

Your time and effort completing this questionnaire will provide a route for others to follow in the footsteps of our profession.


The job task analysis questionnaire is the first and most important step in the development process for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) examinations. It is being distributed to licensed surveyors and mapping professionals nationally. Results from the questionnaire will be used to revise the test specifications for the new PS divisional exams. You will be asked questions about the performance domains, tasks, and knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a newly-licensed professional surveyor or mapping scientist. The questionnaire will also include demographic and professional questions that will be used to assess sample representativeness. 

When responding to the questionnaire, keep in mind that the questionnaire reflects practice at the national level and is not based on any individual state. For guidance, consider the attributes that you are looking for in a newly licensed professional surveyor interviewing for a position in your practice.

Participation in the questionnaire is voluntary. Your answers are anonymous, and responses will be reported only in the aggregate. 

The questionnaire may take 35–45 minutes to complete. Please try to complete the questionnaire in one sitting. If you need more than one session to complete the questionnaire, close the browser between questionnaire sessions. Do NOT click "Click to Submit and Exit" before completing the full questionnaire. If you do click "Click to Submit and Exit", you will not be allowed to return to the questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire by May 30, 2022.

NCEES sincerely thanks you for your contribution to the study of professional surveying and for your time and assistance in ensuring that the PS exam is reflective of the current practice of professional surveyors and mapping scientists.

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