Professional Entrance Exams

NZIS Examinations Panel

The NZIS Examination Panel is responsible for setting and carrying out examinations (on behalf of the Cadastral Survey Licensing Board) to become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and to join NZIS as a full Voting Member.

For exam enquiries please email:

There are two sets of examinations:

  • Cadastral Law exam
  • Professional Entrance exam (candidates must first sit and pass the Cadastral Law exam).

2017/2018 Exam Dates

Cadastral Law Examinations 2018

The following timetable for the examinations to be held on 21 June 2018 will apply:

  • 21 May - Closing date for applications
  • 31 May - Examination entry and identification form sent to candidates
  • 8 June - Assignment for Research component emailed to candidates
  • 21 June - Date of exam
  • 21 July (approximately) - Results available

Professional Entrance Examinations 2018

  • 19 February 2018 - Closing date for any exemptions for April 2018 Professional Entrance Examinations
  • 5 March 2018 - Closing date for applications to sit April 2018 Professional Entrance Examinations
  • 12 March 2018 - Timetables sent to eligible candidates to sit April 2018 Professional Entrance Examinations
  • 9 April 2018 - Start of April Professional Entrance Examinations

Resources for exam entrants

Demystifying the Annual Circular