Rule 20:38:32:04 Land surveying.
surveying. An applicant for licensure as a land surveyor shall pass the
Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FS) examination, the Principles and Practice of
Land Surveying (PS) examination and an open book, take-home examination of
South Dakota land surveying practice and laws.
Current students and graduates of the
educational programs described in § 20:38:30:03 that have either
successfully completed, or are currently enrolled in, a minimum total of 18
semester credit hours of surveying courses within, or in addition to, their
program of study may apply for the FS examination. An applicant who passes the
examination shall be enrolled as a land surveyor-in-training (LSIT) or land
surveying intern (LSI). Passage of the examination does not authorize any
person to practice as a land surveyor or to imply that such a professional
title is held.
Applicants who have completed all of
the requirements and who apply for the FS examination prior to December 31,
2015, may request that their application be reviewed on the basis of the
education and experience requirements which existed on January 1, 2011.
An applicant who has passed the FS
examination and has satisfied the land surveying education and experience
requirements may apply for admission to the PS examination.
The South Dakota portion of the
examination is an open book, take-home examination. There is a four-hour
version for applicants who have passed 12 hours of the NCEES examinations; a
two-hour version for applicants who have passed 14 hours of the NCEES
examinations; and a one-hour version for applicants who have passed 15 hours of
the NCEES examinations.
An applicant who fails the FS or PS
examination may retake the examination two times. If the applicant fails the
examination three times, the applicant may submit only one new application for
admission to the examination per calendar year thereafter. The board may review
an applicant who has failed the examination three times and may require
additional qualifying education or experience.
26 SDR 9, effective July 29, 1999; 34 SDR 107, effective October 31, 2007;
transferred from § 20:38:17:08, 38 SDR 121, effective January 16, 2012.
Authority: SDCL 36-18A-22(3), 36-18A-28.
Implemented: SDCL 36-18A-1(16), 36-18A-28.
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