21 NCAC 56 .0602             APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  INDIVIDUAL

(a)  General.  A person desiring to become a Professional Land Surveyor must make application to the Board on a form prescribed and furnished by the Board.

(b)  Request.  A request for the application form may be made to the Board office or obtained from the website.

(c)  Application Forms: 

(1)           Surveyor Intern Certification Form.  After passing the fundamentals of surveying examination an applicant may make application to the Board to become certified as a "Land Surveyor Intern."  This form requires the applicant to set forth personal history, educational background, surveying experience, character references and exhibit.  A passport-type photographic quality portrait that is adequate for current identification purposes is also required.

(2)           Professional Land Surveyor Form:

(A)          All persons, including comity applicants and certified Land Surveyor Interns, shall apply for licensure using the Professional Land Surveyor form.  The submission of this form shall signify that the applicant seeks licensure, and shall result in seating for the principles and practice of surveying examination, when the applicant has met the requirements as set out in Rule .0601 of this Section. This form requires the applicant to set forth personal and educational background, surveying experience, character references and exhibit.  A passport-type photographic quality portrait that is adequate for current identification purposes is also required.

(B)          Persons who have previously completed the fundamentals examination by use of the Land Surveying Intern Application Form shall submit the Professional Land Surveyor Application Form to request licensure when qualified to take the examination.

(d)  Supplemental Form.  Persons who applied for licensure as a land surveyor, but were not eligible to be admitted to the examination for principles and practice of surveying shall supplement their initial applications upon applying for the examination.  The applicant shall supplement the initial application by using the supplemental form, which requires the listing of land surveying experience from the date of the initial application to the date of the supplemental application.  Five references shall be submitted that are current to within one year of the examination date.

(e)  Reference Forms:

(1)           Persons applying to be certified as a Surveyor Intern or to take the examination for principles and practice shall submit to the Board names of individuals who are familiar with the applicant's work, character and reputation.  The names shall be submitted by the applicant on the application form.

(2)           Persons applying for certification as a Surveyor Intern must submit three references, one of whom shall be a Professional Land Surveyor.  Persons applying for the principles and practice examination shall submit five references, three of whom shall be Professional Land Surveyors.

(3)           In addition to the applicant submitting names to the Board of such individuals, those individuals shall submit to the Board their evaluations of the applicant on reference forms supplied them by the applicant.

(4)           The reference form requires the individual evaluating the applicant to state the evaluating individual's profession, knowledge of the applicant and information concerning the applicant's land surveying experience, character and reputation.

(5)           The Board shall provide the reference forms to the applicant along with the application for licensure.  The reference forms shall then be distributed by the applicant to the persons listed on the application as references. The applicant shall ensure that the individuals listed as references return the forms to the Board prior to the filing deadline for the examination applied for by the applicant.

(f)  Fees:

(1)           Land Surveyor Intern Certification Form.  Once the applicant passes the examination on the fundamentals of surveying and makes application to the Board to become certified as a "Land Surveyor  Intern" the application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable.

(2)           Professional Land Surveyor Form.  The application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and examination fee for those applying for licensure based upon examination, experience, character and exhibit are payable with the filing of the application.

(3)           Comity.  The licensure fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and appropriate examination fee for those applying for licensure based upon comity are payable with the filing of the application.

(4)           Examination.  The examination fee for any applicant shall be payable to the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) at the time of registering to take the exam in accordance with G.S. 89C-14.

(g)  The Board shall accept the records maintained by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as evidence of licensure, in another state.  For comity licensure the NCEES record shall be accepted in lieu of completing the experience, education and references sections of the application.  A comity application, with or without a NCEES record, shall be administratively approved by the Executive Director based upon evidence of current licensure in another jurisdiction based on comparable qualifications, required references, and having passed the two-hour North Carolina portion of the exam and no record of disciplinary action, without waiting for the next regular meeting of the Board.  At that time the action shall be reported to the Board for final approval.

(h)  Personal Interview.  During the application process, the applicant may be interviewed by Board members if the members have questions regarding the applicant's education, experience or character, based upon the information submitted in the application.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 89C-10; 89C-13; 89C-14; 89C-15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2014; May 1, 2009; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; May 1, 1994; April 1, 1989; January 1, 1982.