In evaluating experience offered by an applicant to qualify
under OCGA §§
the Board will consider the following factors:
(a) Prior Education. The applicant's prior
education at the time the experience was acquired will be considered.
Kind of Experience.
1. The experience should involve the special
knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences including those of the land
surveying profession. It should also involve the preparation and interpretation
of maps, plats and other related data, as used in the land surveying
2. For applicants
applying under OCGA §
and OCGA §
a maximum of one year of experience equivalent may be granted for successful
completion of undergraduate or graduate studies in a curriculum of land
surveying, geomatics, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, or law,
provided that any such education record to be applied as experience equivalent
is in addition to the education used to meet the education requirement for OCGA
3. The additional specific record of not less
than four years as required by OCGA §
and OCGA §
shall commence no sooner than the date that the applicant successfully took and
passed the Land Surveyor in Training examination.
Quality of Experience.
1. The quality of experience should
demonstrate that the applicant has developed technical skills and initiative in
the correct application of land surveying. The experience should also
demonstrate sound judgment in the application of principles and in review of
such applications of principles by others. It should also indicate the capacity
to assume responsibility for work of a highly technical character.
2. Experience credit will not be granted if
the experience is determined by the Board to be the unlicensed practice of land
3. For experience
evaluated in regards to OCGA §
charge" shall consist of working independently in a leadership and/or decision
making role where the applicant is directly responsible for progress of land
surveying projects, provided however that all such experience shall be under
the direct supervisory control on a daily basis by a registered land surveyor
as required by OCGA §
Work in responsible charge reflects the applicant's ability to take land
surveying projects from beginning to finished product and shall demonstrate the
ability to competently complete all research prior to field work, competently
perform a compliant field traverse that adequately identifies all applicable
field evidence and elements of possession, properly analyze all field work
through thorough calculations and evaluation, and prepare maps and plats that
adequately depict all required elements of such maps and plats.
(d) Scope. The experience should
demonstrate sufficient breadth and scope within the basic land surveying field
rather than highly specialized technical skill in a very narrow and limited
branch of that field.
Progression. The record of work experience should indicate successive and
continued progress from initial work of simple character to recent work of
greater complexity, difficulty and responsibility.
(f) Capacity and Viewpoint. The record of
experience should indicate that the applicant has attained those attributes of
clear thinking and keen analysis essential to competence.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Authority Ga. Code 84-21;
Original Rule was filed and
effective on June 30,
Amended: Original Rule entitled "Acceptance by
Advanced Degree" repealed by Emergency Rule entitled "Education." Filed and
effective on July 31, 1975, for
a period of 120 days or until a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter
has been adopted superseding this Emergency Rule.
Amended: Permanent Rule adopted. Filed
November 4, 1975; effective
November 24, 1975.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Experience" adopted. F.
Aug. 9, 1990; eff.
Aug. 29, 1990.
Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F.
Apr. 4, 2011; eff.