(1) The board may issue a professional land surveyor license by comity to any person who submits verification of licensure from any state, territory, or possession of the United States, or any foreign country, and meets the application requirements of this rule. Applicants shall submit a department-approved application form, fee, a completed land surveyors laws and rules questionnaire, and:
(a) educational transcripts, when applicable;
(b) five completed reference forms which meet the requirements of ARM 24.183.503;
(c) verification of licensure from all states in which the applicant has ever been licensed;
(d) verification of having passed the Fundamentals of Land Surveying examination;
(e) verification of having passed the Principles and Practices of Land Surveying examination; and
(f) exhibits as required by ARM 24.183.505.
(2) Applicants with a current NCEES record may arrange for NCEES to deliver their current record directly to the board office.
(3) Upon approval of the application by the board, the comity applicants shall pass a closed book, state-specific, land surveying examination.
(4) Professional experience claimed by an applicant to meet the provisions of 37-67-313, MCA, regarding a prelicensure deficiency of experience does not have to occur under the supervision of a professional land surveyor.