PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 39, ISSUE 23,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS
09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements
Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§15-314(f), 15-315, and
15-316, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Board for Professional Land Surveyors proposes to adopt new
Regulations .16 and .17 under COMAR 09.13.08 Continuing Professional Competency
Requirements. This action was
considered by the Board at a public meeting held on May 2, 2012, notice of which was published in 39:8 Md. R. 590 (April 20, 2012).
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to add new regulations to allow land
surveyors who are licensed as professional engineers to use CPC credits earned as a condition of renewal of their engineer‘s license
towards the surveyors‘ CPC license requirements and also to accept
credits earned by surveyors in other states as meeting the CPC requirements in Maryland as long as the credits meet certain criteria
established in the regulations.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Pamela J. Edwards, Executive Director, Board for Professional Land Surveyors, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room
308, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-333-0021. Comments
will be accepted through December 17, 2012. A public hearing has
not been scheduled.
Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for
Professional Land Surveyors during a public meeting to be held on
January 2, 2013, at 500 N. Calvert Street, Third Floor Conference
Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.
.16 Dual Licensees.
A licensee who maintains current licenses in the State of Maryland
both as a professional land or property line surveyor and as a
professional engineer shall comply with the CPC requirements set
forth in COMAR 09.23.06 applicable to licensed professional
engineers, except that a minimum of 1/3 of the units earned shall be
gained from the qualifying programs on a land surveying subject as
set forth in Regulations .03 and .05 of this chapter.
.17 CPC Units Earned in Other States.
The Board will accept CPC units earned for activities completed
in other jurisdictions, provided that the activities and programs are
consistent with and comply with the requisite criteria set forth in this
chapter and the licensee otherwise fulfills all other applicable license
renewal requirements of this chapter.
JOHN V. METTEE III
State Board for Professional Land Surveyors