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49 Pa. Code § 37.47. Requirements for certification as a surveyor-in-training and for licensure as a professional land surveyor.

§ 37.47. Requirements for certification as a surveyor-in-training and for licensure as a professional land surveyor.

 The following requirements apply to a candidate who received a qualifying academic degree on or after June 30, 1994, or who began obtaining qualifying experience on or after February 19, 1991.

   (1)  Surveyor-in-training. A candidate for certification as a surveyor-in-training shall be of good moral character and achieve a passing score on the NCEES fundamentals of surveying examination. To qualify for the fundamentals of surveying examination, the candidate shall possess one of the following qualifications:

     (i)   Graduation from an undergraduate civil engineering curriculum in the United States accredited by ABET, including a minimum of 10 credit hours of instruction in surveying or graduation from an undergraduate 4-year surveying curriculum in the United States accredited by ABET. A student who has completed 2 years of a 4-year surveying curriculum and has maintained current enrollment may, with Board approval, sit for the fundamentals of surveying examination, but will not be eligible for certification as a surveyor-in-training until the student provides proof of graduation. The effective date of certification will be the later of the date of graduation or the date of notification from NCEES of achieving a passing score on the fundamentals of surveying examination.

     (ii)   Graduation from an associate’s degree program in a surveying technology curriculum accredited by ABET.

     (iii)   Six years of progressive experience in surveying, and knowledge, skill and education equivalent to that attained through graduation from an approved land surveying or civil engineering curriculum. The experience must reflect diversification of field and office work, with no less than 25% of the experience in either area and be of a grade and character sufficient to enable the candidate to independently learn through practice the surveying skills and principles of mathematics attained through formal education.

   (2)  Professional land surveyor. A candidate for licensure as a professional land surveyor shall be of good moral character, be certified as a surveyor-in-training and achieve a passing score on the NCEES principles and practice of surveying examination. Unless otherwise stated by the appropriate licensing authority of that jurisdiction, the effective date of the surveyor-in-training certificate of a candidate who was certified in a jurisdiction other than this Commonwealth will be the date the certificate was first issued. To qualify for the principles and practice examination, the surveyor-in-training shall have obtained one of the following experience qualifications between the effective date of the surveyor-in-training certificate and the submission of the examination application:

     (i)   Four years of progressive experience in surveying work acquired under the supervision of a professional land surveyor or a land surveyor who, through education and experience, possesses the equivalent level of expertise as that of a professional land surveyor. The experience shall be of a grade and character to qualify the candidate to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of land surveying.

     (ii)   Four years of progressive full-time faculty teaching experience in a surveying curriculum accredited by ABET under the supervision of a professional land surveyor or a surveyor who, through education and experience, possesses the equivalent level of expertise as a professional land surveyor. The experience must include the teaching of surveying courses at the third-year, fourth-year or graduate level, covering the breadth and depth of the curriculum, and be of a grade or character to qualify the candidate to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of land surveying.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  37.47 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).

Source

   The provisions of this §  37.47 adopted January 21, 1994, effective January 22, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 518; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (221139) to (221140).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.20 (relating to licensure by endorsement).



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