Reciprocal Application

Application Process

To apply to take the Reciprocal Exam to gain licensure as an RPLS through reciprocation, you must complete and submit the following documents/items:

1. Reciprocal Application

All questions must be answered. A failure to complete any portion of the application form will disqualify your application from the Board review. This application must be accompanied by a check or money order.

RCP Application

2. Application Payment

An application fee of $125.00 must be submitted (unless applicant is a military service member or spouse - see application for more information).

3.  Reference Waiver

A minimum of three reference waivers must be sent to the Board office.  The form must be completed by licensed surveyors from the USA, Puerto Rico, or Guam.

Reference Waiver Form

4.  Examination

The RPLS, Reciprocal (RCP), and LSLS Exams are offered in Austin, Texas twice a year. The application deadline for April’s exam is January 15th. The application for October’s exam is July 15th. The Fundamentals of Surveying Exam (SIT) is offered by NCEES all year. There is no deadline for the applicant to take the SIT Exam.

Surveying Exams Info