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Wisconsin Land Surveyors

Requirements: 20 PDH units during the biennial renewal period ending January 31 of even years.

The required 20 hours of education must include a minimum of two (2) professional development hours in each of the following categories:

  1. Programs, courses or activities in the area of Wisconsin statutes and rules that regulate professional land surveyors and surveys.
  2. Programs, courses or activities in the area of professional conduct and ethics.
  3. Programs, courses or activities in the area of professional land surveying or related sciences.

Course Info:
Continuing education offered by approved providers shall include the following:

(a) Successful completion of online, correspondence, televised, videotaped, or other short courses or tutorials.

(b) Successful completion of a college or university course in the area of professional land surveying, related sciences or surveying ethics. One semester credit hour of course work is equivalent to 20 professional development hours and one quarter credit hour of course work is equivalent to 13.5 professional development hours.

(c) Successful completion of professional land surveying courses or programs offering professional development hours on professional land surveying topics.

(d) Active participation and successful completion of professional land surveying programs, seminars, tutorials, workshops, short courses or in−house courses.

(e) Attending program presentations at related technical or professional meetings at which at least 50 minutes is spent discussing surveying issues or attending a lecture on survey−related issues, or both. Each qualified meeting will be awarded one professional development hour.

(f) Teaching or instructing courses or programs on a land surveying topic. Teaching credit is counted for teaching a course or seminar for the first time only and does not apply to faculty in the performance of their regularly assigned duties. Two professional development hours will be awarded for every 50 minutes of teaching or presentation.

(g) Authoring professional land surveying related papers or articles that appear in circulated journals or trade magazines. Credit is earned in the biennium of publication. A maximum of 5 professional development hours per renewal will be awarded for this activity.

Board Website: Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services