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09.13.08.00.htm 09.13.08.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS Chapter 08 Continuing Professional Competency Requirements Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-314(f) 15-315, and 15-316, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.13.08.01.htm 09.13.08.01. 01 Purpose.. The public interest requires that professional land surveyors and property line surveyors provide competent services in all areas of practice. The State legislature has determined that it is in the best interest of the public to require professional land surveyors and property line surveyors to comply with the continuing professional competency requirements as a prerequisite to the renewal of an applicable license.
09.13.08.02.htm 09.13.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Activity" means attending and completing qualifying courses, seminars, workshops, technical presentations, and other qualifying programs that meet the criteria and objectives of continuing professional competency.2) "Authorized provider" means an organization or individual reviewed and approved by the CPC Standards Committee.
09.13.08.03.htm 09.13.08.03. 03 Requirements.. A. A licensee shall complete, as a condition of a license renewal in each individual 2-year renewal cycle, a minimum of 24 CPC units earned from the participation in and upon completion of qualifying activities described in Regulation .04.B. A minimum of 4 CPC units in every individual 2-year renewal cycle shall be earned from the participation in and upon completion of qualifying activities with content areas related to the following:
09.13.08.04.htm 09.13.08.04. 04 Qualifying Activities.. In order for an activity to be considered a qualifying activity, the activity must meet the following criteria:A. Maintain and enhance professional competency of professional land surveyors or property line surveyors; andB. Foster improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skills and knowledge related to the practice of land surveying or property line surveying.
09.13.08.05.htm 09.13.08.05. 05 Determination of Qualifying Activities by the Board.. The determination of whether the activity constitutes a qualifying activity is within the discretion of the Board.
09.13.08.06.htm 09.13.08.06. 06 Nonqualifying Activities.. Activities that do not meet the criteria set forth in Regulation .04 of this chapter shall be considered to be non-qualifying activities, including, but not limited to, the following:A. Regular employment as professional land surveyor or property line surveyor, or expert witness;. B. Repetitive attendance of the same programs without substantial modifications or updates;. C. Time management techniques and strategies;.
09.13.08.07.htm 09.13.08.07. 07 Sources of Credit and Determination of Units.. A. A licensee may earn the CPC units by any of the following methods:. 1) Attending and successfully completing qualifying activities in which the teaching methodology consists primarily of systematic presentation of subjects related to the practice of land or property line surveying, as such activities may from time to time be preapproved by the Board;2) Subject to limitations set forth in this Regulation, teaching of, lectur
09.13.08.08.htm 09.13.08.08. 08 Determination of Unitsメ Value by the Board.. The final determination with regard to the value, sources, and number of credits is within the discretion of the Board.
09.13.08.09.htm 09.13.08.09. 09 Approval of Providers.. A. Responsibility for Providers’ Approval.. 1) The Board shall select and establish a committee to approve providers of the CPC units (the "CPC Standards Committee"2) The CPC Standards Committee shall consist of the following individuals:. a) A professional land or property line surveyor serving on the Board; and. b) A consumer member serving on the Board.. 3) In addition to the individuals referred to in §A(2) of this regulation, the CPC Standards Committ
09.13.08.10.htm 09.13.08.10. 10 Record Keeping.. A. Responsibility to Maintain Records.. 1) The responsibility of maintaining records to be used to support the continuing professional competency credit claim is the responsibility of each licensee.2) A licensee shall maintain the records for a period of at least 4 years from the date of completion of the qualifying activity.B. Documentation referred to in §A(2) of this regulation, includes, but is not limited to, the following:1) Certificates of participation;.
09.13.08.11.htm 09.13.08.11. 11 Reporting Requirements for License Renewal.. A. A licensee shall attest to the satisfactory completion of the CPC requirements prior to the licensee's individual license renewal for the following 2-year cycle. The licensee shall provide the attestation in connection with the renewal application and shall pay appropriate renewal fees.B. The Board at its discretion may audit randomly selected licensees to ascertain compliance with CPC requirements.C. Licensees who are audi
09.13.08.12.htm 09.13.08.12. 12 Extenuating Circumstances/Exceptions.. A. Exemptions. Notwithstanding other requirements set forth in this chapter, a licensee who is granted an initial license may renew a license for the next full term without complying with the CPC requirements if:1) The licensee has been granted an initial license and is renewing a license for the next full term; and2) The licensee qualifies under the criteria set forth in Business Regulation Article, Title 2.5, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.13.08.13.htm 09.13.08.13. 13 Failure to Meet the CPC Requirements.. In the event a licensee fails to comply with the CPC requirements set forth in this chapter, the Board, subject to the hearing provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-319, Annotated Code of Maryland, may take any and all available disciplinary actions under Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15–317, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.13.08.14.htm 09.13.08.14. 14 Reinstatement of License.. A licensee who wishes to reinstate a license shall fulfill past due CPC requirements for the previous CPC reporting periods up to 48 CPC units and pay all applicable fees.
09.13.08.15.htm 09.13.08.15. 15 Reactivation of Retired Status License.. An individual who elects to receive a retired status license shall be exempt from the compliance with the CPC requirements. In the event such individual elects to have the license reactivated, the individual shall fulfill past due CPC requirements up to 48 CPC units and pay all applicable fees.
09.13.08.16.htm 09.13.08.16. 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 .04 of this chapter.
09.13.08.17.htm 09.13.08.17. 17 CPC Units Earned in Other States.. The Board will accept CPC units earned for activities completed in other jurisdictions, provided that:A. The activities and programs are consistent and comply with the requisite criteria set forth in this chapter;B. Licensee provides evidence of attending and completing a qualifying activity in another state, together with applicable number of CPC units earned; andC. Licensee otherwise fulfills all other applicable license renewal require
09.13.08.9999.htm 09.13.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 7, 2002 (28:26 Md. R. 2272). Regulation .03B, C amended effective February 9, 2009 (36:3 Md. R. 208). Chapter revised effective April 2, 2012 (39:6 Md. R. 408). Regulation .02B amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .03 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .04 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437). Regulation .05 amended effective May 8, 2017 (44:9 Md. R. 437).
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