PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 17,
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
Subtitle 13 BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS
Regulation Article, §§2-106, 2-106.1, and 2.-106.2; Business Occupations and Professions Article, §§15-101, 15-208,
15-209, 15-306, 15-307, and 15-307.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Board for Professional Land Surveyors proposes to amend Regulation
.03 under COMAR 09.13.05 Fees. This action was
considered by the Board at a public meeting held on June 5, 2013, notice of which was published in 40:10 Md. R. 952
(May 17, 2013), in accordance with State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to align the examination fees paid by applicants to take licensing examinations with the fees
established by the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). NCEES is the national organization that
develops the exam which is used nationally as the measure of surveying competence. Applicants pay the examination fees directly
to the Board.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
I. Summary of Economic Impact. The surveying exam consists of two parts, Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles
of Surveying (PS). The FS exam will be converted to computer based delivery in January 2014, At that time, the FS exam fee will
increase from $160 to $225, and the PS exam fee will increase from $225 to $320.
Currently, FS candidates pay $160 directly to the Board. Of that amount $100 is passed through to NCEES. PS candidates pay
$225 directly to the Board. Of that amount $165 is passed through to NCEES. The Board retains $60 to pay the exam administration costs.
Effective in January 2014, FS candidates will submit $225 directly to NCEES to take the computerized exam and the Board will no
longer receive any fees from FS candidates. PS candidates will submit $320 ($260 NCEES exam booklet and scoring fee plus $60
administration fee) directly to the Board. The $260 fee will be passed through to NCEES.