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  • MINISTRY OF LEGAL AFFAIRSLAWS OF TJUNlDAD AND TOBAGO

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    40 Chap. 58:04 Land Surveyors

    SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

    LAND SURVEYORS REGULATIONS

    ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

    1. Citation.

    2. Interpretation.

    3. Qualifications for registrat ion as Land Surveying Graduate.

    4. Quuhucauons tor registration as a Land Surveyor.

    5. Qualificat ions for registration as Trinidad and Tobago Lan d Surve yor.

    6. Public Reg isters.

    7. Applications for registration for individuals.

    8. Applications for reg istrat ion for corporations, partners hips, orassociations of person.

    9. Use of Title.

    10. App lication for renewal of registrat ion.

    11. Second Schedule.

    12. Profess ional Indemnity.

    13. Compensatio n Fu nd.

    14. Code of Ethics.

    15. Continuing professional developm ent.

    16. Transitional prov isions.

    17. Practical experience required by per:-;on:-; applying to become

    Land Surveyors or Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyors.

    18. Typical projects to be undertaken by applicant for registration.

    19. Exumi nuti on for R egistration ~l:-; u L and Surveyor or u Trini d ud and

    Tobago Land Surveyor.

    20. Applications for examination (all classes).

    21 . Examination rules.

    22. Examination arrangements.

    23. Council of examiners.

    24. Authorised seal.

    UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2009

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    25. Certification of documents.

    26 . Cadastral Surveys precautions to be taken to safeguard survey marks .

    27. Reinstatement of survey marks by Trinidad and TobagoLand Surveyors.

    28 . Recovery of buried survey marks .

    29. Surveys to be made in accordanc e with Regulations.

    30. Survey of State lands.

    31. Survey to obtain ull information.

    32. Survey to disclose all doubts and discrepanci es.

    33. Check Surveys.

    34. Requlsttlons.

    35. Principles to be observed.

    36. Diffe rences in measurements.

    37. Wider boundaries.

    38. Field work survey pract ice to ensure prescribed accuracy,

    39. All evidence to be collected.

    40. Field notes.

    41. Field survey methods, accuracy, marks, plans.

    42. Surveyor's certificate.

    43. Survey notices.

    HRST SCHEDULE.SECOND SCHEDULE.THIRD SCHEDULE.

    LRD.l/2006

    UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2009

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    275/1998.

    Chap. 58:04 Land Surveyors

    LAND SURVEYORS REGULATIONS

    made under section 64

    Cltatlon. 1. T hese R egulat ions may b e ci ted as the La ndSurveyors Regulations.

    Interpretation. 2. (I ) Unl ess the context otherwise appears the definitionsgiven in section ? of the Act shell epply to these Regliletions

    (2) In these Regulations-

    "the Act" means the Land Surveyors Act;

    " Central Plan Office" means th e office establi shed in theDepartment of Lands and Surveys for receiving, registeringand filing survey plans and other survey information;

    "c ertified correct" when accompanied by the signature of theMember who signed the statement, i s a statement ofresponsibility end means that the sllrv ey end ell associatedwork and documentation to which the statement applies weremade under the immediate super vision of the Member whosigned the statement. in accordance with instructions.requirements and standards for surv eys applicable to thepurposes for which the survey work was made; in accordancewith instructions, of the client (unless there is a statementby the client, accompanying the member' s state me nt onthe documentation of the surveyor other work to the effectthat the work was completed in accordance with theinst ructi ons of the client ); are correct and true to the best ofthe surveyor's knowledge;

    "Continuing Pro fes sion al Dev elopment" means the sys te ma ticmaintenance , improvement and broadening of knowledgeand skill in the development of personal qualities necessaryfor the execution of the pro fess ional and technical duti esthroughout the practitioner's working life;

    "field notes" means the original record of the field data collectedin writing, digitally, or in any other form, in connect ion withany survey;

    UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2009

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    3. (1)

    "major categories of surve y" includes cadastral surveying,engineering surveying, geodetic surveying, hydrographicsurveying, geographical and land information systems,cartography, land management, photogrammetry, and anyother land surv ey ing discipline recognis ed by the Board and

    the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago ;

    "person" includes a body corporate;

    "supervision" means the personal attendance on the site of thesurvey, or in the office, for such time during the course ofthe work and the exercise of such immediate oversight anddirection as to ensure personal involvement in the survey ;

    "s urveying" in all major categories includes the preparation of allplans and reports; or giving advice and/or certificates on allaspects of the survey ;

    "UWI" means the Depart ment of Surveying and Land Informationof the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidadand Tobago.

    A person of good character and reputation who-(a) has graduated or passed the examinations entitling

    him to graduate in the degree of Bachelor ofScience in Land Surveying from the UWI; or

    (b) has graduated, or passed an examina tion entitlinghim to graduate in a lan d surveying degreeaccepted by the Board, which must be at least theequiva lent of the degree offered by the UWI,

    may be registered as a Land Surveying Grad uate.

    (2) Subject to the requirements of section 18(1) of theAct, no person shall remain a Land Surveying Graduate for aperiod greater than five years without the approval of the Board.

    (3) An application for registration as a Land Survey ingGraduate shall be in the form setout in Form I of the First Scheduleand shall be accompanied with proof of payment of the feesprescribed in the Second Schedule.

    UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2009

    Qualificationsfor rc gisrrntionas L andSurveyingGraduate.

    First Schedule.Form I.

    SecondSchedule.

    LR D . l /2006

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    Chap. 58:04 Land SurveyorsLand Surveyors Regulations

    Qualificationsfor registrationas a L am!Surve yor.

    First Sc hedule.Form 2.

    SecondSc he dule .

    Qualificationsfor registra tionas Trinidad andToh ago T.andSurveyor.

    4. (I) A fit and proper person of good character andreputation who has-

    (a) been register ed as a Land SurveyingGraduate ; or

    (b) graduated, or passed an examination entitlinghim to graduate in a surveying degree acceptedby the Board, which must be at least the equivalentof the degree offered by the UWI and has passedthe subject in the category of surveying in whichhe is seeking regis tration ;

    (c) completed any professional assessment projectsas prescribed;

    (d) completed the practical experience as prescribed;

    (e) passed any other written or oral examination;

    (f) undertaken such additional practical experienceas the Board may require; and

    (g) satisfied any other condition specified in the Actor these Regulations,

    may be registere d as a Land Surveyor.

    (2) An application for registrat ion as a Land Surveyorshall be III the form set out III Form 2. of the First Schedule andshall be accompanied with proof of payment of the fees prescribedin the Second Schedule.

    5. (I) A fit and proper person of good character andreputation who has-

    (a) been registered as a Land Surveying Graduate;

    (b ) obtained at least a First Degree in Land Surveyingand has passed the sub ject cadastral studies;

    (c) completed twenty-four months pract icalexperience in cadastral surveying under thesupervis ion of a Tri nidad and Tobago LandSurveyor approved by the Board ;

    UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2009

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    (d ) completed a professional assessment project incadastral surveying approved by the Board;

    (e) passed any oral or written examination prescribedby the Board;

    (I) been licensed or registered as a land surveyorin another Commonwealth State for more than15 years ; and

    (g ) satisfied any other condition specified III the Actor in these Regulations,

    may be registered as a Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyor.

    (2) An application for registration as a Trinidad andTobago Land Surveyor shall be made in the form set out in Form 3 First Schedule.in the Itirst Sched ule and shall be accompanied with proof of Form J.payment of the fees prescribed in the Second Schedu le. Second

    Schedule.

    6. (1) The Register of all Land Surveying Graduat es,Land Surveyors, Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyors asreferred to in section 20 of the Act shall be maintained withthe followin g information :

    (a) the name(s) of Certi ficate holder;

    (b) the date of issue of first Certificate ;(e) the addresses and telephone numbers;

    (d) the date of issue of Certificate;

    (e) the status of Certificate;(f) the status of licence;

    (g) the notations requested

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