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Registration Requirements
Land Surveyor

This information is identical in content with that printed in the Annual Report.
Requirements

Land surveyor shall mean a person who engages in the practice of land surveying.

All applicants applying for registration as a land surveyor under Section 81-8,117, R.R.S., who may be eligible for examination on the basis of registration as a surveyor-in-training in Nebraska or another state which maintains standards equal to or greater than those of Nebraska, 6 years of practice, satisfactory to the Board, and proof of educational and professional qualifications, 5 of such 6 years must be in land surveying as defined in Section 81-8,109, R.R.S. and 3 of such 5 years must be in a responsible position as a subordinate to a licensed land surveyor. Responsible position shall mean a position that requires initiative skill and independent judgment; this term excludes chainman, rodman, instrument person, ordinary drafter and others doing routine work. This shall also include applicants who may be eligible for examination on the basis of graduation, after a course of not less than four years in surveying, engineering or other approved curriculum, with proportionate credit for lesser time, from a school or college approved by the Board as of satisfactory standing, an additional two years of practice in a responsible position and registration as a surveyor-in-training in Nebraska or another state which maintains standards equal to or greater than those of Nebraska.

Application

Application forms for registration as a land surveyor may be obtained from the office of the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.

Applications must be typed or neatly lettered in ink on forms prescribed and furnished by the Board. To be acceptable they must be filled out completely and in the detail required.

No application for registration as a land surveyor will be accepted unless it is accompanied by a check, draft or money order in the amount of $40.00 made payable to the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors. The fee shall be considered an application fee and shall not be returned to applicants who are unsuccessful for any reason.

Examination

The examination for registration as a land surveyor shall be on the professional practice of land surveying.

Renewal

Upon receipt of the renewal fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), compliance with all applicable rules and approval of the Board the Secretary of the Board shall issue a "Renewal of Registration" card to each registrant whose registration is in full force. Such renewal shall be for the next biennium unless canceled, suspended or revoked by the Board. The biennial fee shall be considered an application fee and shall not be returned to applicants who are unsuccessful for any reason.

As a condition for renewal of a Certificate of Registration for the Practice of Land Surveying a surveyor shall be required to successfully complete thirty (30) hours of professional development within the preceding two calendar years. Any certificate holder who completes in excess of thirty (30) hours of professional development within the preceding two (2) calendar years may have the excess, not to exceed fifteen (15) hours, applied to the requirement for the next biennium.

The registration biennium shall begin on April 1 of odd numbered years and continue until April 1 of odd numbered years.

Information Provided By:

The Nebraska Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors
555 North Cotner Blvd. - Lower Level
Lincoln, Nebraska 68505
Tel: (402) 471-2566 - Fax: (402) 471-3057