A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE LAWS REGULATING ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS AND TO WAIVE THE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR GIS PRACTITIONERS WITH CERTAIN EXPERIENCE UNTIL JULY 1, 2014.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 89C-13 regarding the education requirements for an engineer applicant to delete the provision that the education requirement may be met by being a student who is graduating within two semesters, or the equivalent, of the semester in which the fundamentals of engineering examination is administered.Requires that three (was, two) of the five character references submitted by an applicant for licensing as a professional engineer must be professional engineers or individuals who are acceptable to the Board with personal knowledge of the applicant's engineering experience.
Modifiesthe education requirements to be certified as a land surveyor intern to delete provision allowing an applicant to be certified as a land surveyor intern by meeting the requirements of subdivision (1) of GS 89C-13(b) providing that the applicant is otherwise qualified. Requires that three (was, two) of the five character references submitted by an applicant for licensing as a professional land surveyor must be professional land surveyors or individuals acceptable to the Board, with personal knowledge of the individual's surveying experience.
Provides criteria for applicants seeking licensing in mapping science. Provides that any person performing activities described in GS 89C-3(7)a.2. and 7. with at minimum seven years of experience in performing mapping science surveys and with two or more years of responsibility for mapping science projects meeting the requirements of 21 NCAC 56.1608, is to be licensed upon application as a surveyor in the area of mapping science providing that the applicant has (1) a high school diploma, GED, or higher, (2) proof of employment in mapping science within this state, (3) proof of completion of five mapping science projects completed within the state, and (4) references as required. Requires that the application for licensing in performing mapping science surveys be submitted to the Board by July 1, 2014. Provides that subsequent to July 1, 2014, there will be no licensing of individuals performing surveys as described in 21 NCAC 56.1608 without those individuals meeting the same requirements as to education, length of service, and testing required of all land surveying applicants.
Amends the bill title.
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