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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 10. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
Chapter 20. Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects Regulations
10/29/2020

18VAC10-20-300. Requirements for Surveyor-In-Training (Sit) Designation.

A. In order to be approved to sit for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) exam, applicants must satisfy one of the following:

1. Be enrolled in a board-approved or ABET-accredited surveying or surveying technology curriculum, have 12 months or less remaining before completion of degree requirements, and provide a certificate of good standing from the dean of the school or his designee;

2. Have earned an undergraduate degree from a board-approved or ABET-accredited surveying or surveying technology curriculum;

3. Have earned a board-approved undergraduate degree related to surveying and possess a minimum of one year of approved land surveying experience;

4. Have earned a board-approved undergraduate degree in a field unrelated to surveying and possess a minimum of two years of approved land surveying experience;

5. Have earned a board-approved associate's degree related to surveying and possess a minimum of four years of approved land surveying experience;

6. Have successfully completed a board-approved survey apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program shall include a minimum of 480 hours of surveying-related classroom instruction with a minimum of six years of approved land surveying experience; or

7. Have graduated from high school with evidence of successful completion of courses in algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and possess a minimum of eight years of approved land surveying experience.

B. Applicants seeking approval to sit for the FLS exam pursuant to subdivisions A 3 through 7 of this section may apply board-approved college credits to help meet the experience requirement. The maximum rate of college credit substitution for experience shall be one year of experience credit for each 40 hours of board-approved college credits completed. College credits applicable toward the completion of any degree used to satisfy a requirement of subsection A of this section shall not be eligible for experience substitution.

C. An applicant who qualified for the FLS exam under subdivision A 1 of this section will be issued the SIT designation upon the board's receipt of the applicant's degree verification. All other applicants shall receive the SIT designation upon passing the FLS exam.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-201 and 54.1-404 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR130-01-2 § 5.3, eff. October 18, 1985; amended, Volume 04, Issue 08, eff. March 1, 1988; Volume 06, Issue 20, eff. September 1, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 14, eff. May 8, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. May 19, 1994; Volume 16, Issue 03, eff. December 1, 1999; Volume 18, Issue 07, eff. March 1, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 01, eff. February 1, 2007; Volume 32, Issue 06, eff. January 1, 2016.

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