.01 Purpose.

A. This chapter applies to an applicant who seeks eligibility to sit for the applicable examination for licensure as a professional land surveyor, as described in Business Occupations and Professions Article, Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland, and this chapter.

B. Pursuant to Business Occupations and Professions Article, §15-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, an applicant for the appropriate licensing examination as a professional land surveyor shall meet certain experiential requirements. The experience that an applicant is to demonstrate pursuant to the above statutory authority must be acceptable to the Board for Professional Land Surveyors.

C. In order to assure a minimum acceptable level of competence of an applicant immediately after the passage of the applicable examination, the Board considers that it is in the best interests of Maryland consumers that the applicant has a diversified prelicensing experience in different aspects of land surveying.

D. To further the Board's goal in protecting the interests of Maryland consumers and also in order to guide an applicant in obtaining an appropriate type and amount of pre-licensing experience, the Board is promulgating these regulations to set forth the criteria for the type and amount of work experience that may be acceptable to the Board.