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COMAR Regulatory Changes Affecting Professional Land Surveyors

Friday, January 10, 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Khea Adams
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Proposed Revisions to the COMAR Educational Equivalency Requirements - The State Board for Professional Land Surveyors has proposed changes to the Educational Equivalency Requirements found in Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Section 09.13.07 which are outlined in the attached document.


With regard to the pending COMAR, the statement of purpose notes: “The purpose of this action is to revise the regulations governing educational equivalency and general prelicensing application requirements to provide for a more streamlined path to qualify as an examination applicant for a professional land surveyor’s license.”


The Board is accepting comments on these proposed changes through February 3, 2020, prior to its February 5, 2020, open meeting to consider these changes. Comments can be submitted to Joseph Cullingford, Executive Director, Design Board, Maryland Department of Labor, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6262, or email to, or fax to 410-962-8483.


Kristopher Swenson says...
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Yes... Because there is no "College and/or institution that majors in LAND SURVEYING", we should reconsider what education we need. I am for education. I put a daughter and son through the education system. One a graduate from Towson, the other Montgomery College. But for land surveying? We cannot and should not require 4 years of college. Should have not ever made it a requirement. The reasons why? You still have to have two years in the field to have any idea of what we do. Starting as a rod and chainman is priceless. So what 4 year college graduate want to do that? More training. I think not The 2nd is that they have to train under an experienced Professional Land Survey. Hands on and walking with that mentor is better than any college. Then number 3 is they'll still need 32 hours of schooling for prepping for the test. Principals and practice, the law, and then Storm Water Management. Thanks for your desire to hear comments. Experience trumps education in this business....ALWAYS!

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