21 NCAC 56 .0603             EXAMINATIONS

(a)  Fundamentals of Surveying.  This examination is designed to test the applicant's proficiency and knowledge of the fundamentals of surveying.  Reference to Fundamentals of Surveying is the revised name of the national exam that is the Fundamentals of Land Surveying in G.S. 89C.

(b)  Principles and Practice of Surveying.  This examination is designed to test the applicant's proficiency and knowledge of land surveying practices and procedures generally and specifically within North Carolina.

(c)  Examination Aids.  Examinees may utilize examination aids as specified by the national exam preparer.

(d)  Preparation of Examination.  The examination in the fundamentals of surveying and of the examination in the principles and practice of surveying are national examinations provided by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), of which the Board is a member, or other examinations as adopted by the Board. The North Carolina portion of the principles and practice of surveying examination shall be provided by the Board. NCEES administers the fundamentals of surveying examination as a computer-based exam.  Application is made directly to NCEES to take the exam.

(e)  Examination Filing Deadline.  The applicant who wishes to take the principles and practice of surveying examination shall deliver the completed application, including all necessary references, transcripts, and verifications, to the Board office prior to August 1 for Fall examinations and January 2 for Spring examinations.

(f)  Seating Notice.  After approval of an application, the applicant shall be sent a seating notice by NCEES. This notice shall inform the applicant of the date, time and location of the examination and the seat number assigned.

(g)  Unexcused Absences.  After a seating notice for a scheduled examination has been issued, if applicant fails to appear, the applicant's record shall reflect "unexcused absence," unless the absence was for jury duty or the applicant was not physically able to be present, as indicated by a doctor's certificate.  The examination fee shall be forfeited.

(h)  Re-Examination.  A person who failed an examination may apply to take the examination again at the next regularly scheduled examination period by making written request and submitting the required exam fee.  A person having a combined record of three failures or unexcused absences shall be eligible only after submitting a new application with appropriate application fee, and shall be considered by the Board for re-examination at the end of 12 months.  After the end of the 12-month period, the applicant may take the examination no more than once every calendar year.  The applicant shall demonstrate to the Board that actions, such as additional courses of study, have been taken to improve the applicant's chances for passing the exam.

(i)  Reasonable Accommodation.  An applicant may make a written request, before the application deadline, for reasonable accommodation for the exam.  Reasonable accommodation shall be granted based upon meeting the Guidelines for Requesting Religious and ADA Accommodations published by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

(j)  Exam Results.  Exam results shall be supplied in writing as pass or fail.  No results shall be given in any other manner.

(k)  Review of Failed Exams.  An applicant who fails to make a passing score on an exam shall receive an exam analysis.  An applicant who fails to make a passing score on the two-hour North Carolina portion of the exam may request in writing within thirty days of receiving the result to have an opportunity to review that portion of the exam.  The review shall be done in the Board Office under supervision of staff and is limited to one hour.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2014; May 1, 2009; April 1, 2001; August 1, 1998; November 2, 1992; April 1, 1989; January 1, 1982.