24.183.303    DEFINITIONS

(1) "ABET" means the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

(2) "Advanced engineering subjects" means engineering class instruction of courses at the junior-class level and above within a board-approved curriculum.

(3) "Board-approved curricula" means:

(a) For engineering applicants, baccalaureate engineering or engineering technology programs accredited by ABET or equivalent curricula as approved by the board.

(b) For land surveying applicants, a minimum of 60 semester credits comprised of:

(i) at least six credits in English, seven credits in math, six credits in drafting, including three credits in survey drafting, nine credits in basic science, five credits in humanities and social sciences or approved associate of applied science degree benchmarks; and

(ii) 12 credits in surveying techniques and 15 credits in principles and practice of land surveying courses taught by a licensed professional land surveyor.

(4) "Direct supervision" means regular and direct oversight and guidance of engineering or land surveying work, including plans, designs, surveys, and client advice at the time the work occurs, and licensee's acceptance of responsibility for the work.

(5) "Engineer-surveyor" means an individual licensed in Montana as both a professional engineer and professional land surveyor, with a license designation as "ES."

(6) "Land surveying subjects" means surveying class instruction of courses that cover the principles and practices of land surveying and surveying techniques, excluding those courses that involve construction surveying, route surveying, or photogrammetry.

(7) "NCEES" means the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

(8) "Preprofessional experience" means engineering experience obtained after completion of a baccalaureate degree, which must be obtained under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer or professional land surveyor or be approved by the board and may include one or more of the following:

(a) experience on engineering projects which indicates progressive quality and increasing responsibilities over time;

(b) experience teaching advanced undergraduate or post-graduate courses offered as part of a board-approved curriculum; or

(c) experience obtained in engineering research or design projects by faculty teaching a board-approved curriculum.

(9) "Principles and practices of land surveying courses" means instruction in the application of surveying techniques and legal principles to analyze and resolve practical surveying problems.

(10) "Professional experience" means experience obtained after initial licensure by a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the U.S. District of Columbia, or any foreign country.

(11) "Progressive land survey experience" means experience obtained under the supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor, on land surveying projects, which, over time, are of increasing quality and require greater responsibility, and which must include experience with the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and Bureau of Land Management Manual of Survey Instructions, and may include one or more of the following:

(a) experience with aliquot part subdivision of sections, retracing existing boundaries, establishing new boundaries, corner search and reestablishment, research existing public records, survey computations, preparation of legal descriptions, certificates of survey, subdivision plats, corner recordation forms, exhibits, and other documents pertinent to such work; or

(b) experience teaching advanced undergraduate or post-graduate land survey courses offered as part of a board-approved curriculum.

(12) "Resident" means a person possessing an active professional engineer or registered professional license or land surveyor license issued by the board.

(13) "Signature" means:

(a) licensee's or applicant's original manual signature; or

(b) licensee's or applicant's digital equivalent.

(14) "Subprofessional experience" means supervised engineering or construction experience obtained prior to completion of a baccalaureate degree, and which must occur after an applicant has commenced a college-level education.

(15) "Surveying techniques courses" means instruction in basic field methodology, measurement, data collection, and calculations.


History: 37-67-202, MCA; IMP, 37-67-101, 37-67-103, 37-67-314, 37-67-322, 37-67-323, 37-67-324, 37-67-325, 37-67-326, 37-67-328, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 2424, Eff. 12/24/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 635, Eff. 5/25/19; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1215, Eff. 9/25/21.