Kentucky Land Surveyor Requirements

Current State Requirements for a Land Surveyor in the State of Kentucky:

 8 PDH minimum annually

The eight (8) professional development hours shall include:
(a) A course in professional ethics which shall be: 
(1) Approved by the CPDC as meeting the ethics requirement;
(2) Taken in accordance with Section 4 of the administrative regulation;
(3) Taken once before the end of four (4) calendar years from previous attendance. 
(b) A course in standards of practice for professional land surveyors which shall be:
(1) Sponsored by the board;
(2) Taken in accordance with Section 4 of the administrative regulation; 
(3) Taken once before the end of four (4) calendar years from previous attendance.

Renewal Date: Renewal occurs by last name:
A-K June 30 odd years
L-Z June 30 even years

Statute: Kentucky Administrative Regulations, 201 KAR 18:192

Stipulations

Reinstatement. Before a license is reinstated by the board, a former professional land surveyor shall earn the continuing professional development hours required for each year his license was revoked, suspended, or expired, up to a maximum of thirty-two (32) professional development hours.

Applicable Course of Study

Professional development hours may be earned by successful completion of the following activities subject to approval by the CPDC and board:
(a) College or university courses;
(b) Seminars;
(c) Tutorials;
(d) In-house programs sponsored by corporations or other organizations;
(e) Correspondence courses;
(f) Televised or videotaped courses with approved supervision;
(g) Distance learning courses with approved supervision;
(h) Teaching or instructing courses, programs, or items specified in this subsection. The credit may be claimed at twice the number of hours permitted participants;
(i) Making or attending approved presentations at technical or professional meetings; or
(j) Publication of papers, articles, or books related to the practice of land surveying.

Activities described above shall:
(a) Be relevant to the practice of land surveying;
(b) Contain technical, ethical, or managerial subjects;
(c) Be an organized program of learning, presented sequentially;
(d) Be conducted by individuals with education, training, or expertise acceptable to the CPDC;
(e) Be offered for the number of professional development hours approved by the CPDC; and
(f) Not include in-service training, orientation to specific institutional policies and practices, or time used to sell or advertise a product.

CPD activities shall earn credit only when substantially different from a course for which credit was granted in the previous two (2) calendar years.

Professional development hours shall be converted as follows:
(a) One (1) university semester hour shall equal fifteen (15) professional development hours.
(b) One (1) university quarter hour shall equal ten (10) professional development hours.
(c) One (1) continuing education unit shall equal ten (10) professional development hours.
(5) Unless stated otherwise in this administrative regulation, credit for courses shall be earned at the rate of one (1) professional development hour for each hour of instruction completed, if approved by the CPDC.

Proof of Compliance

By January 15 following each reporting year, every professional land surveyor shall report, in writing to the board, the CPD programs attended and the corresponding professional development hours earned. This report shall be certified and signed by the professional land surveyor. Reports filed after January 15, shall be accompanied by a $100 late fee and shall be subject to an audit. Compliance with the annual CPD requirements shall be determined through an audit process. Professional land surveyors shall be audited through a random selection process or as the result of information provided to the board.

Individuals selected for audit shall provide the board with documentation of the CPD activities claimed for the renewal period. Appropriate documentation shall include:
(a) Verification records in the form of transcripts, completion certificates, or other documents supporting evidence of participation.
(b) Information regarding seminar or course content, instructors, and sponsoring organizations.

Verification records and documentation for audit purposes shall be maintained by individual licensees for a period of three (3) years after completion of the CPD activity. If the board disallows continuing professional development credit pursuant to an audit, a licensee shall, before June 1 following the reporting period:
(a) Substantiate the disallowed continuing professional development credit; or
(b) Earn sufficient hours to meet the CPD requirement.

Non-Compliance

Failure to earn the eight (8) professional development hours shall constitute unprofessional conduct. Failure to comply with the CPD requirements shall result in non-renewal of the professional land surveyor’s license without a hearing.

Disallowed Credits

If the board disallows continuing professional development credit pursuant to an audit, a licensee shall, before June 1 following the reporting period:
(a) Substantiate the disallowed continuing professional development credit; or
(b) Earn sufficient hours to meet the CPD requirement.

Carryover Hours Allowed

4 PDH per renewal period

Exceptions

The following professional land surveyors may be exempted from the requirements of this administrative regulation by submitting a written request to the CPDC with supporting documentation for the exemption:
(1) A professional land surveyor shall be exempted for the calendar year in which he is initially licensed by the board.
(2) A professional land surveyor who cannot satisfy the CPD requirement because of physical disability, illness, or other extenuating circumstance may be exempted for the calendar year in which the disability, illness, or extenuating circumstance occurs. The CPDC may grant an extension of time to fulfill the yearly CPD requirement for an extenuating circumstance.
(3) An exemption or extension request shall be made in writing for each calendar year and the exemption or extension is only valid for that calendar year.

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This information provided by the State Board Statutes and Rules.