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  • State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

    DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION Division of Design Professionals

    1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 68 Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING

    IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

    Effective Date: November 25, 2015

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, AND APPLICABILITY 1.1 Purpose ...................................................................................................................... 5 1.2 Authority .................................................................................................................... 5 1.3 Construction ............................................................................................................... 5 1.4 References to the Rhode Island General Laws .......................................................... 5

    2. DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................... 5

    3. BY-LAWS 3.1 Name .......................................................................................................................... 7 3.2 Procedure ................................................................................................................... 7 3.3 Complaints, Hearings ................................................................................................ 7 3.4 Office ......................................................................................................................... 8 3.5 Meetings .................................................................................................................... 8 3.6 Quorum ...................................................................................................................... 8 3.7 Voting ........................................................................................................................ 8 3.8 Order of Business ...................................................................................................... 8 3.9 Board Organization / Election of Officers ................................................................. 8 3.10 Duties of Officers ...................................................................................................... 8 3.11 Vacancies ................................................................................................................... 9 3.12 Finance ....................................................................................................................... 9 3.13 Rules & Regulations .................................................................................................. 9 3.14 Examination Coordination ......................................................................................... 9 3.15 Complaint Investigation ............................................................................................. 9 3.16 Continuing Education ................................................................................................ 9 3.17 Technical Standards Review ..................................................................................... 9 3.18 Administrative Assistant ............................................................................................ 10 3.19 National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying .................................. 10 3.20 Certificates of Registration & Certificates of Authorization ..................................... 10 3.21 Sequence .................................................................................................................... 10 3.22 Fees ............................................................................................................................ 11

    4. APPLICATIONS 4.1 PLS / LSIT Applications ........................................................................................... 12 4.2 Certificate of Authorization (COA) ........................................................................... 12 4.3 “Land Surveyor Emeritus” Status .............................................................................. 12 4.4 Applicants to Disclose Disciplinary Action .............................................................. 12 4.5 Approval of Applications .......................................................................................... 12

    4.6 Land Surveyor In Training Designation

    5. EXAMINATIONS AND RE-EXAMINATIONS 5.1 Professional Land Surveyor Registration Examination ............................................. 13 5.2 Examination Content ................................................................................................. 14 5.3 Conduct of the Examination ...................................................................................... 14 5.4 Examination Review .................................................................................................. 15 5.5 Re-Examination ......................................................................................................... 16

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    6. PRACTICE 6.1 Eligible to Receive Certificate of Registration .......................................................... 17 6.2 Eligible to Receive Certificate of Authorization (COA) ........................................... 17 6.3 Use of the Seal or Stamp ........................................................................................... 18

    7. CONTINUING EDUCATION 7.1 Purpose & Scope ........................................................................................................ 19 7.2 Registrants ................................................................................................................. 19 7.3 Initiation of CE Requirements ................................................................................... 20 7.4 Basic Requirements ................................................................................................... 20 7.5 Conversion Table ....................................................................................................... 20 7.6 Acceptable CE / Program Approval .......................................................................... 20 7.7 Reports & Records ..................................................................................................... 22 7.8 Sponsors ..................................................................................................................... 23 7.9 Approval of Programs ................................................................................................ 23 7.10 Audits ......................................................................................................................... 23 7.11 Reciprocity ................................................................................................................. 23 7.12 Non-Compliance ........................................................................................................ 23 7.13 Hardships ................................................................................................................... 24 7.14 Inactive Registrants & Reinstatement ....................................................................... 24

    8. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS & CONDUCT 8.1 Preamble .................................................................................................................... 25 8.2 Fundamental Canons ................................................................................................. 25 8.3 Use of Seal ................................................................................................................. 26 8.4 Duty to Avoid Conflicts of Interest ........................................................................... 26 8.5 Code of Ethics............................................................................................................ 27

    9. PROCEDURAL AND TECHNICAL STANDARDS 9.1. Types of Surveys…………………………………………………………………… 28

    9.2 Boundary Surveys………………………………………………………………….. 29 9.3 Data Accumulation Surveys……………………………………………………....... 34 9.4 Construction Surveys ................................................................................................. 37 9.5 Control Surveys ......................................................................................................... 39 9.6 Compilation Plans ...................................................................................................... 41 9.7 Plan Requirements, Certifications, and Seals ............................................................ 41 9.8 Monuments ................................................................................................................ 44 9.9 Measurement Specification Classes for Surveys ....................................................... 45 9.10 Deviation from Published Standards ......................................................................... 48

    10. COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURESAND HEARINGS 10.1 General ............................................................................................................. 48

    10.2 Jurisdiction ....................................................................................................... 48

    10.3 Complaint ......................................

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