The North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is responsible for developing the North Dakota Land Surveying Orientation Examination (NDLS) for candidates seeking licensure as professional land surveyors. The Board devotes substantial time and effort developing a state-specific examination that is a valid measure of competency related to the practice of the profession.
The NDLS Examination is a 60 question, open-book multiple-choice exam. It is the result of careful preparation by a committee comprised of professional land surveyors. These land surveyors supply the content expertise essential in developing a fair examination for measuring entry level competency in the profession.