N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.4

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 12, June 17, 2024
Section 13:40-2.4 - Professional land surveyor: eligibility requirements and application process
(a) To be eligible for licensure as a professional land surveyor, an applicant:
1. Shall demonstrate graduation from a program with a bachelor's degree in land surveying that is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
i. An applicant with a degree from a college or university that is not accredited by ABET shall obtain, as his or her own expense, and submit to the Board, a detailed evaluation of his or her degree from a credential evaluation service approved by the Board or from a credential evaluation service chosen by the applicant, which the Board will have the discretion to accept;
2. Shall demonstrate passage of Part F--Fundamentals of Land Surveying;
3. Shall demonstrate passage of Part P--Principles and Practices of Land Surveying;
4. Shall demonstrate three years of professional experience gained in the United States under the regular and effective supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor and consistent with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:8-28(e), which shall include land surveying experience that the Board determines has demonstrated increased responsibility and technical expertise over time.
i. Experience prior to graduation from a Board-approved program shall be evaluated by the Board on a case-by-case basis if the experience is gained under the regular and effective supervision of a licensed land surveyor and if the applicant has passed the appropriate technical courses needed to perform the work experience.
ii. An applicant who has completed a master's or doctorate degree in land surveying may obtain credit for one year of the required professional experience. An applicant who completed both master's and doctorate degrees may obtain credit for two years of the required professional experience.
(1) If any portion of the curriculum completed by the applicant as part of a master's or doctorate degree, or both, is required to be considered by the Board in order for the applicant to meet the minimum education standard requirement for licensure, the applicant shall not also receive experience credit for such education.
iii. Teaching experience may substitute for up to two years of land surveying experience. The teaching experience shall be in land surveying or land surveying-related courses taught in the junior or senior year or in a graduate program at a college or university offering a land surveying program of four years or more, acceptable to the Board; and
5. Seeking credit for military education, training, or experience shall follow the procedure set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.6.
(b) An applicant for licensure as a professional land surveyor shall have the following submitted to the Board:
1. A completed and notarized application, which includes:
i. A description of professional experience pursuant to (a)5 above. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits an NCEES record that includes a verification of experience acceptable to the Board;
ii. Proof of education verified by the submission of an official transcript, sent to the Board by the institution or institutions at which the applicant studied, indicating that the applicant satisfied the educational requirements in land surveying. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits either an NCEES record that includes verification of education acceptable to the Board or a surveyor-in-training certificate issued by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.3;
iii. Proof of passage of Part F--Fundamentals of Land Surveying. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits either an NCEES record that includes verification of the passage of the examination or a surveyor-in-training certificate issued by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:40-2.3;
iv. Proof of Passage of Part P--the Principles and Practices of Land Surveying. An applicant may satisfy this requirement if he or she submits an NCEES record that includes verification of passage; and
v. A minimum of five references from persons who have personal knowledge of the applicant's experience or training, three of whom shall be licensed professional land surveyors in the United States. References must be included from professional land surveyors in responsible charge of the work constituting the minimum experience required for licensure. Special circumstances may be considered by the Board at the time of application in such cases where a licensed professional land surveyor in responsible charge of the work being claimed by the applicant is not available. An applicant may satisfy this requirement by submitting an NCEES record that includes verification of references acceptable to the Board;
2. The application fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:40-6.1(a)1; and
3. The applicant shall be responsible for verifying the receipt of all required materials listed in (b)1 and 2 above by the Board.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-2.4

Amended by 47 N.J.R. 801(a), effective 4/20/2015.
Adopted by 52 N.J.R. 46(a), effective 1/6/2020