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Michigan Land Surveyors

Requirements: 30 hours of continuing education for the 2 year renewal period based on year of issuance.

Course Info:
Acceptable continuing education; limitations. Rule 506.

(1) Continuing education hours may be acquired in another jurisdiction.

(2) Continuing education hours shall be relevant to the occupation and may be earned as follows:

(a) Successfully completing a college course.
(b) Successfully completing a continuing education course.
(c) Successfully completing a distance learning course.
(d) Presenting or attending a seminar, in-house course, workshop, or professional or technical presentation made at a meeting, convention or conference.
(e) Teaching, instructing, or presenting an acceptable course or activity listed in subrule 2(a) to (d) of this rule.
(f) Publishing a peer-reviewed paper, article, or book in the licensee’s area of professional practice.
(g) Serving as a member of the state board of professional surveyors or attending a state board of professional surveyors meeting.
(h) Participating in a company sponsored seminar or training that is designed to enhance professional development in the licensee’s area of professional practice.
(i) Serving as a mentor to a surveying student in a school-sponsored program.
(j) Obtaining patents related to surveying.

(3) Continuing education hours shall be granted once during a renewal period in which the hours were earned for the same course or activity that a licensee completed as either a licensee, instructor, or presenter.

(4) Continuing education hours shall be granted once for the first time a course is offered or presented provided that the course is not associated with a licensee’s regular duties as a member of a faculty.

(5) Continuing education hours shall not be earned for the following activities:

(a) Passing an examination to obtain licensure.
(b) Completing a course that does not provide a licensee access to an instructor during the course.
(c) Completing a course that is not designed to bring licensees up to date on a particular area of knowledge or skills in the licensee’s area of professional practice.
(d) Attending a cultural performance, entertainment, or recreational meeting or activity, or participation in a travel group.
(f) Obtaining patents related to surveying equals 10 continuing education hours.

Board Website: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs