November 2009

Deadline for Applying for Surveyors License with a two-year degree

degree photoUntil June 30, 2010, applicants with a two-year degree and required survey coursework may still apply to take the Professional Surveying exam.  Applicants must have satisfied the education and experience requirements and must have submitted a complete application to this Board by June 30, 2010, in order to be eligible to take the exam. If an applicant meets education and experience requirements and is approved by the Board, he/she may take the exam AFTER June 30, 2010, and may continue to take the exam according to previously-set rules regarding frequency of exams taken (e.g., the applicant might need to do further study after two or more failing grades).  All requirements must have been completed by June 30, 2010. Under no circumstances will the Board be able to accept applications filed after the deadline from individuals who hold a two-year degree.

For example, if an applicant will not have the required years of experience until August 1, 2010, he/she will be required to meet the 4-year-degree requirement.  If an applicant will have the required years of experience by June 20, 2010, he/she must complete the forms, have them signed, and submit them to the Board for receipt by June 30, 2010, in order to be eligible to take the PS exam under the 2-year-degree provision. 

See Section 40-22-225 at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess117_2007-2008/bills/3722.htm

Please continue to check the website, www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Engineers/, for information.  If you have questions or need clarification, please contact the Board office.