Register May 2016 No. 725
Chapter A-E 6
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR LICENSURE
A-E 6.01   Authority and purpose.
A-E 6.02   Licensure requirements for professional land surveyors.
A-E 6.03   Land surveying experience.
A-E 6.04   Educational requirements for professional land surveyors.
A-E 6.05   Examination.
A-E 6.06   Application contents.
A-E 6.01 A-E 6.01Authority and purpose. The rules in this chapter are adopted under authority in ss. 15.08 (5) (b), 227.11, 443.01 (6s), and 443.06, Stats. The purpose of rules in this chapter is to interpret basic education, experience and examination requirements for licensure as a professional land surveyor as specified in s. 443.06, Stats.
A-E 6.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2015 No. 713; CR 15-036: am. Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16.
A-E 6.02 A-E 6.02Licensure requirements for professional land surveyors.
A-E 6.02(1) (1) An applicant for a professional land surveyor licensure, in accordance with s. 443.06 (2), Stats., shall complete all of the following:
A-E 6.02(1)(a) (a) Shall submit one of the following:
A-E 6.02(1)(a)1. 1. Documentary evidence of completion of a bachelor's degree of not less than 4 years duration in a course in the practice of professional land surveying or a related field that is approved by the professional land surveying section and the completion of at least 2 years of approved practice in professional land surveying.
A-E 6.02(1)(a)2. 2. Documentary evidence of completion of an associate degree in not less than 2 years duration in a course in the practice of professional land surveying or a related field of study that is approved by the professional land surveying section and the completion of at least 4 years of approved practice in professional land surveying.
A-E 6.02(1)(a)3. 3. Documentary evidence that the applicant has engaged in the practice of professional land surveying for at least 10 years prior to the application and has demonstrated that the applicant is competent to engage in the practice of professional land surveying as determined by the professional land surveying section. This subdivision applies to applicants who are applying after June 30, 2000 and before July 1, 2019.
A-E 6.02(1)(b) (b) Fundamentals of land surveying examination.
A-E 6.02(1)(c) (c) Principles and practice of land surveying examination after completing all but one year of the required experience.
A-E 6.02(2) (2) An applicant who files an application but who does not comply with a request for information related to the application within one year from the date of the request shall file a new application and fee.
A-E 6.02 Note Note: Applications are available upon request to the board office located at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
A-E 6.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; CR 15-036: am. (title) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16; CR 15-040: r. and recr. Register May 2016 No. 725, eff. 6-1-16.
A-E 6.03 A-E 6.03Land surveying experience.
A-E 6.03(1) (1) To qualify as “practice in professional land surveying work of a satisfactory character which indicates that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of such work" under s. 443.06, Stats., the experience of an applicant shall be in areas of professional land surveying practice designated under pars. (a) and (b), or other areas which, in the opinion of the board, provide the applicant with knowledge of practice of land surveying at least equivalent to that which is generally acquired by experience in the areas listed. An applicant need not have experience in all areas listed below. However, all applicants shall have experience in the areas listed in par. (a) 1. and 2. Academic coursework which provides the applicant with knowledge and skills in some areas of practice listed in pars. (a) and (b) may be claimed as equivalent to experience.
A-E 6.03(1)(a) (a) At least two-thirds of an applicant's experience shall be acquired in all of the following:
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1. 1. Locating land boundaries and land boundary corners including all of the following services:
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.a. a. Researching public and private records and interpreting legal descriptions, deeds, and survey maps.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.b. b. Locating lost and obliterated corners and United States public land survey system corners and reestablishing or perpetuating monuments of the corners.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.c. c. Establishing, reestablishing and perpetuating survey monuments.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.d. d. Subdividing sections.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.e. e. Establishing or retracing property lines to determine length and bearing.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.f. f. Reestablishing obliterated property lines.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.g. g. Preparing descriptions of real property from data acquired by field measurements and other evidence of property location.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)1.h. h. Conducting resurveys.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)2. 2. Preparing maps including all of the following:
A-E 6.03(1)(a)2.a. a. Maps of sections or portions of sections or townships as established by the original public land survey and subdivisions of those sections in accordance with the statutes of the United States and the rules and regulations made by the secretary of the interior in conformity thereto.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)2.b. b. Subdivision plats prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin statutes or local ordinances.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)2.c. c. Certified survey maps prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin statutes or local ordinances.
A-E 6.03(1)(a)2.e. e. Official plats or maps of land in this state in accordance with ch. A-E 7.
A-E 6.03(1)(b) (b) Not more than one-third of an applicant's experience may be acquired in:
A-E 6.03(1)(b)1. 1. Preparing highway and railroad rights-of-way maps.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)2. 2. Construction staking for highways, roads, streets or similar projects within the boundaries of established rights-of-way.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)3. 3. Performing topographic surveys.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)4. 4. Developing control networks for aerial photography unless property lines are used for control.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)5. 5. Performing new building layout or construction surveys.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)6. 6. Transportation project plats in accordance with s. 84.095, Stats., and ss. Trans 233.03 and 233.04.
A-E 6.03(1)(b)7. 7. Condominium plats prepared in accordance with s. 703.11, Stats.
A-E 6.03(2) (2) Not more than one year of satisfactory experience credit may be granted for any calendar year.
A-E 6.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. (1) (a) (intro.) to 1. h., 2. (intro.) to c. and (b) 1. to 4., Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; CR 06-057: am. (1) (a) 1. a., b., c., and g., and 2. e., r. (1) (a) 1. i. and 2. d., cr. (1) (b) 6. and 7., Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07; CR 09-030: am. (1) (a) 2. e. and (b) 7. Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 15-036: am. (1) (intro.) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16.
A-E 6.04 A-E 6.04Educational requirements for professional land surveyors.
A-E 6.04(1) (1) To meet the educational requirements of s. 443.06 (2) (bm), Stats., an applicant for licensure as a land surveyor shall have satisfactorily completed at least 60 semester credits in land surveying curriculum or in a related field as approved by the professional land surveyor section including no less than 12 semester credits in land surveying which shall be in the following categories of study:
A-E 6.04(1)(a) (a) No less than 8 of the 12 credits may be in courses concentrating on the legal principles of professional land surveying and the technical aspects of professional land surveying. These courses shall include areas of study such as research of public and private records, principles of evidence and the interpretation of written documents used in boundary determination, the study of the legal elements of professional land surveying including those involving resurveys, boundary disputes, defective descriptions, riparian rights and adverse possession, the study of the professional and judicial functions of a professional land surveyor, the study of surveying methods for measuring distance and angular values, note keeping, computation and writing descriptions and the study of the Wisconsin Statutes and local ordinances relating to the preparation of subdivision maps and plats.
A-E 6.04(1)(b) (b) No more than 4 credits may be in courses related to professional land surveying such as “engineering surveying," “municipal surveying," “route surveying," “highway surveying," “topographic surveying," “geodetic surveying," “photogrammetry," “cartography," “construction surveying," “air photo interpretation," “artillery surveying," “geographic information systems," “land information systems" and “remote sensing systems."
A-E 6.04(2) (2) To meet the educational requirements of s. 443.06 (2) (am), Stats., an applicant for licensure as a professional land surveyor shall have done either of the following:
A-E 6.04(2)(a) (a) Received a bachelor's degree in a course of study in professional land surveying of not less than 4 years duration from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state where the college or university is located.
A-E 6.04(2)(b) (b) Received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering of not less than 4 years duration from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency approved by the state where the college or university is located. The curriculum shall include no less than 16 of 24 semester credits in courses concentrating on the legal principles of professional land surveying and the technical aspects of professional land surveying. These courses shall include areas of study such as research of public and private records, principles of evidence and the interpretation of written documents used in boundary determination, the study of the legal elements of professional land surveying including those involving resurveys, boundary disputes, defective descriptions, riparian rights and adverse possession, the study of the professional and judicial functions of a professional land surveyor, the study of surveying methods for measuring distance and angular values, note keeping, computation and writing descriptions and the study of the Wisconsin statutes and local ordinances relating to the preparation of subdivision maps and plats, other land divisions and real property creation. The applicant may be allowed to receive up to 8 credits in certain other courses relating to surveying. These courses may include “engineering surveying," “municipal surveying," “route surveying," “highway surveying," “topographic surveying," “geodetic surveying," “photogrammetry," “cartography," “construction surveying," “air photo interpretation," “ artillery surveying," “geographic information systems," “land information systems" and “remote sensing systems."
A-E 6.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1987, No. 374, eff. 3-1-87; am. (intro.), Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; renum. (intro.), (1) and (2) to be (1) (intro.), (a) and (b) and am. (1) (intro.), cr. (2), Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 01-092: am. (2) (b) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-03; CR 06-057: am. (1) (b) and (2) (b), Register May 2007 No. 617, eff. 6-1-07; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2015 No. 713; CR 15-036: am. (title), (1) (intro.), (a), (b), (2) (a), (b) Register January 2016 No. 721, eff. 2-1-16; Correction under s. 35.17, Stats., in (1) (b) Register January 2016 No. 721; CR 15-040: am. (1) Register May 2016 No. 725, eff. 6-1-16.
A-E 6.05 A-E 6.05Examination.
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