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1800.3750 PROCEDURES.

Subpart 1.

Request for admission to Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination.

An applicant shall submit an application for admission to the FS examination under part 1800.3600, subpart 2, accompanied by payment of the application fee in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105. For applicants who have not yet graduated, an unofficial transcript of grades from all institutions attended showing the applicant's name, the name of the college or university, and the number of credits completed must accompany the application. An official transcript of grades showing the degree awarded and date of graduation for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs must be submitted before the applicant may be certified as a Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT). For applicants who have graduated, an official transcript of grades showing the degree awarded and date of graduation must accompany the application.

Subp. 2.

Request for admission to Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) examination.

An applicant shall submit an application for admission to the PS examination under part 1800.3600, subpart 3, accompanied by payment of the application fee in Minnesota Statutes, section 326.105. The application must be made on a form provided by the board and must include a detailed listing of surveying experience gained. The experience listing must include the name and mailing address of the applicant's supervisor for each period of employment. The board shall provide the applicant with an experience reference form that must be signed and submitted to the board by each supervisor for each period of employment during which qualifying surveying experience was gained. An official transcript of grades showing the degree awarded and date of graduation for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs must accompany the completed form, unless previously submitted. The application must include one signed copy of a statement that the applicant has read the Board Rules of Professional Conduct and a signed certification as described in part 1800.0400, subpart 5.

Subp. 3.

Request for admission to the Minnesota Land Surveying (MNLS) examination.

Upon approval of an application for licensure as a land surveyor by comity under part 1800.0800, item G, or an application for examination under subpart 2, the applicant will be notified by the board in writing of the examination registration procedures and applicable fees for the MNLS examination. Applicants failing the MNLS examination shall submit a new application under subpart 2 accompanied by the application fee to retake the examination.

Subp. 4.

Examination administration and application deadline.

An applicant may not sit for an examination until an application has been submitted, the board has determined that the applicant has met the qualifications to take the examination, and the applicant has been notified of the applicant's eligibility.

The FS, PS, and MNLS examinations shall be administered at least twice annually at a time and place determined by the board or examination delivery vendor to those applicants determined by the board to meet the requirements for admission to the examination.

The deadline for application for an examination that is administered on a specific date and time shall be 75 days prior to the date set for the examination. Applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline to be considered on time.

For an examination that is administered on multiple dates and times within an examination window, an application may be submitted at any time.

The board, if necessary, shall forward notification of the applicant's eligibility to the examination delivery vendor. Following the board's determination that an applicant is eligible to sit for an examination, the applicant shall independently contact the examination delivery vendor to schedule the time and place for the examination at an approved test site.

The board or examination delivery vendor shall report to the applicant the results of each examination. In order to pass the examination, the applicant shall attain the uniform passing grade established by the board through a psychometrically acceptable standard-setting procedure.

Subp. 5.

Examination windows.

The examination windows and frequency in which an applicant may take the examination are determined by the applicable national testing agency.

Subp. 6.

Validity of application.

A.

An applicant may take the FS examination one time for each application approved by the board under subpart 1.

B.

An applicant may take each of the PS and MNLS examinations one time for each application approved by the board under subpart 2.

C.

An applicant may take the MNLS examination one time for each application approved by the board under subpart 3.

D.

An applicant approved by the board for an examination administered on a specific date who cancels or fails to appear for the examination must submit a new application in order to take the examination on another date.

E.

An applicant approved by the board for an examination administered continuously throughout the year, who does not take the examination within three years of the date of the application, must submit a new application in order to take the examination.

F.

If an applicant fails an examination, the applicant must submit a new application in order to take the examination on another date.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 326.06

History:

38 SR 59; 43 SR 89

Published Electronically:

August 16, 2018