North Carolina Board's Rules for Practicing Land Surveying
Besides meeting specific requirements, such as education, experience, and examination, a land surveyor must get familiar with the Board Rules in order to practice land surveying in any state. While the Rules do vary from state to state, the basic requirements for the qualifications and the professional conduct are very similar throughout the United States. In this course, the student is required to study the Board Rules published by North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with:
All state boards for PE & LS require that the licensed land surveyors get familiar with the Rules of State Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors (the Rules). Many state boards periodically disclose in their newsletters the disciplinary actions taken by the boards against the licensees who violated the Rules. The most common types of violations are:
1. Performed services outside his/her area of competence.
2. Practiced land surveying without being licensed in the state of the project.
3. Practiced or offered to practice land surveying while not properly licensed.
4. Failed to have a resident licensed professional in responsible charge in each office.
5. Failed to properly sign, seal and date documents.
6. Affixed his/her seal to work not done under his/her direct supervision or responsible charge.
Affixed his/her seal to inadequate design documents, failing to protect the
types of violations include:
1. Produced a deficient, substandard or inaccurate report, failing to protect the public.
2. Contracted with non-licensed individual to provide certain professional services.
3. Failed to avoid conflicts of interests.
To avoid the above violations, it is highly recommended for all licensees to periodically review the Rules. As a professional land surveyor, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. If a licensee's professional judgment is overruled under circumstances where the safety, health or welfare of the public are endangered, he/she shall inform the proper authorities and his/her employer of the situation as may be appropriate.
The following contains an outline of the Rules:
NORTH CAROLINA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Title 21, Chapter 56
BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERS AND SURVEYORS
21-56.0100. ORGANIZATION OF BOARD.
21-56.0200. BOARD PERSONNEL POLICIES AND WORK PLAN.
21-56.0300. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS.
21-56.0400. RECORDS AND REPORTS OF BOARD: RETENTION AND DISPOSITION.
21-56.0500. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER.
21-56.0600. PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR.
21-56.0700. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
21-56.0800. FIRM LICENSURE.
21-56.0900. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: GENERAL.
21-56.1000. TEMPORARY PERMIT.
21-56.1200. RULEMAKING PROCEDURES.
21-56.1300. BOARD DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES.
21-56.1400. CONTESTED CASES.
21-56.1600. STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR LAND SURVEYING IN NORTH CAROLINA.
21-56.1700. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY.
In this course
the student is required to study SECTION 21-56.0700 to SECTION 21-56.1700 of the following publication:
Rules of North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (PDF)
To safeguard the safety, health, property and welfare of the public, licensed professional land surveyors must fully understand the requirements contained in the Rules of North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (the Rules). A licensee who violates the Rules may be subject to disciplinary action, such as a fine, reprimand, suspension or revocation of his/her license.
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