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§ 15-305. Educational, experience and examination requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: April 11, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 15. Professional Land Surveyors (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 11, 2017
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 15-305
§ 15-305. Educational, experience and examination requirements
In general
(a) In addition to the other qualifications for a license to practice land surveying, an applicant shall qualify under this section by meeting the educational, experience, and examination requirements set forth in subsection (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section.
Requirements with completion of 4-year curriculum in land surveying
(b) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(1) has graduated on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in land surveying that the Board approves from a college or university that is accredited by, or is a constituent unit of an institution accredited by, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the equivalent regional accrediting association of other regional areas;
(2) has at least 2 years of experience in land surveying that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice land surveying; and
(3) has passed the following examinations:
(i) fundamentals of surveying;
(ii) the principles and practice of surveying; and
(iii) unless excused by the Board, State-specific examination modules specified and approved by the Board that pertain to the practice of surveying in the State.
Requirements with completion of 4-year curriculum in physical sciences or applied sciences
(c)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) has graduated on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum in physical sciences or applied sciences from a college or university that is accredited by, or is a constituent unit of an institution accredited by, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the equivalent regional accrediting association of other regional areas;
(ii) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 4 years of experience in land surveying that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice land surveying; and
(iii) has passed the following examinations:
1. fundamentals of surveying;
2. the principles and practice of surveying; and
3. unless excused by the Board, State-specific examination modules specified and approved by the Board that pertain to the practice of surveying in the State.
(2) For each 30 semester hours or its equivalent that an applicant completes in land surveying-related courses that the Board approves, the Board may allow a 1-year credit towards the experience requirements of paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection for a maximum of 3 years.
Requirements with completion of a 4-year degree and 30 credit hours of land surveying-related courses
(d)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) has graduated on completion of at least a 4-year curriculum from a college or university that is accredited by, or is a constituent unit of an institution accredited by, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools or the equivalent regional accrediting association of other regional areas;
(ii) has a minimum of 30 credit hours of land surveying-related courses that the Board approves;
(iii) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 4 years of experience in land surveying that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice land surveying; and
(iv) has passed the following examinations:
1. fundamentals of surveying;
2. the principles and practice of surveying; and
3. unless excused by the Board, State-specific examination modules specified and approved by the Board that pertain to the practice of surveying in the State.
(2) For each additional 30 semester hours or its equivalent that an applicant completes in land surveying-related courses that the Board approves, the Board may allow a 1-year credit towards the experience requirements of paragraph (1)(iii) of this subsection for a maximum of 3 years.
Requirements with six years experience in land surveying
(e)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) is a high school graduate or the equivalent;
(ii) has a minimum of 30 credit hours of land surveying-related courses that the Board approves;
(iii) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 6 years of experience in land surveying that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice land surveying; and
(iv) has passed the following examinations:
1. fundamentals of surveying;
2. the principles and practice of surveying; and
3. unless excused by the Board, State-specific examination modules specified and approved by the Board that pertain to the practice of surveying in the State.
(2) For each additional 30 semester hours or its equivalent that an applicant completes in land surveying-related courses that the Board approves, the Board may allow a 1-year credit towards the experience requirements of paragraph (1)(iii) of this subsection for a maximum of 3 years.
Requirements with nine years experience in land surveying
(f)(1) An applicant qualifies under this section if the applicant:
(i) applies for a license on or before December 31, 2025;
(ii) is a high school graduate or the equivalent;
(iii) subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, has at least 9 years of experience in land surveying that is satisfactory to the Board and that indicates to the Board that the applicant may be competent to practice land surveying; and
(iv) has passed the following examinations:
1. fundamentals of surveying;
2. the principles and practice of surveying; and
3. unless excused by the Board, State-specific examination modules specified and approved by the Board that pertain to the practice of surveying in the State.
(2) For each 30 semester hours or its equivalent that an applicant completes in land surveying-related courses that the Board approves, the Board may allow a 1-year credit towards the experience requirements of paragraph (1)(iii) of this subsection for a maximum of 3 years.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 580, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, c. 15, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 1999, c. 22, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2013, c. 102, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013; Acts 2014, c. 611, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2015, c. 22, § 1, eff. April 14, 2015; Acts 2016, c. 139, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 1, eff. April 11, 2017.
Formerly Art. 56, § 335.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 15-305, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 15-305
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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