Rule 20:38:30:03 Land surveying.
surveying. An applicant for licensure as a land surveyor shall meet the
following education requirement:
(1) A bachelor level degree
in surveying from a program accredited by the EAC, ASAC, or TAC of ABET or
other education assessed by the board as equivalent;
(2) A bachelor level degree
in a related technical program; or
(3) A bachelor level degree
in a non-related program or an associate level technical degree in surveying or
related technical program.
In all cases, reference above to a
degree in a related technical program shall be a degree having a program of
study which includes basic courses in mathematics, physical science, and other
subject areas related to surveying. The board will determine which programs are
related technical programs and which are non-related programs.
Each applicant for licensure must
complete at least 24 total semester credit hours of surveying education, which
may consist of the successful completion of either surveying courses included
in the degree program or surveying courses which were taken outside of and in
addition to the degree program, or a combination of both. The surveying courses
must be acquired from education institutions offering degrees as described
above or as acceptable to the board. The surveying courses shall be unique in
title and subject matter, and may not be duplicates of each other. The
surveying courses shall range from basic principles of surveying through
advanced applications of surveying, and shall include courses on the original
public land survey system and boundary surveying. In the event all or a portion
of the surveying education is earned as quarter credit hours, the equivalent
education shall be based on equating one semester credit hour as being equal to
one and one-half quarter credit hours.
Land surveying interns (LSIT or LSI)
who have completed all of the requirements and who apply for licensure as a
land surveyor prior to December 31, 2022, may apply for licensure under the
licensing requirements that existed on January 1, 2011.
29 SDR 95, effective January 6, 2003; 33 SDR 70, effective June 20, 2006;
transferred from § 20:38:14:05, 38 SDR 121, effective January 16, 2012.
Authority: SDCL 36-18A-22(3), 36-18A-28, 36-18A-29.
Implemented: SDCL 36-18A-1(15)(16), 36-18A-4, 36-18A-28, 36-18A-29, 36-18A-32.
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