Land surveyor shall mean a person who engages in the practice of land surveying.
All applicants, who are nonresidents of the State of Nebraska applying for registration as a land surveyor under Section 81-8,120, R.R.S., who are registered in another state, which maintains standards equal to or greater than those required by the State of Nebraska may apply for registration by reciprocity.
Application forms for registration as a land surveyor and surveyor-in-training may be obtained from the office of the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors.
No application for registration as a land surveyor will be accepted unless it is accompanied by a check, draft or money order in the amount of $40.00 made payable to the Secretary of the Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors. The fee shall be considered an application fee and shall not be returned to applicants who are unsuccessful for any reason.
The Secretary shall submit to all applicants for registration by reciprocity a questionnaire relative to surveying laws in Nebraska and the Secretary shall interview and examine all applicants for registration by reciprocity. The interview and examination must be completed within two years after notification by the Board.
Upon receipt of the renewal fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), compliance with all applicable rules and approval of the Board the Secretary of the Board shall issue a "Renewal of Registration" card to each registrant whose registration is in full force. Such renewal shall be for the next biennium unless canceled, suspended or revoked by the Board. The biennial fee shall be considered an application fee and shall not be returned to applicants who are unsuccessful for any reason.
As a condition for renewal of a Certificate of Registration for the Practice of Land Surveying a surveyor shall be required to successfully complete thirty (30) hours of professional development within the preceding two calendar years. Any certificate holder who completes in excess of thirty (30) hours of professional development within the preceding two (2) calendar years may have the excess, not to exceed fifteen (15) hours, applied to the requirement for the next biennium.
The registration biennium shall begin on April 1 of odd numbered years and continue until April 1 of odd numbered years.