(a) A firm practicing surveying must operate all surveying activities under the supervision and management of a surveyor-in-charge who shall be a licensee who is licensed in this state.
(b) The designated surveyor-in-charge is responsible for the surveying work in this state provided by the firm.
(c) A licensee cannot be designated as a surveyor-in-charge for more than one firm without approval of the board.
(d) A licensee who performs part-time or consulting surveying services for a firm cannot be designated as a surveyor-in-charge for that firm unless the licensee is an officer, a majority interest holder or owner of the firm.
(e) The responsibilities of a surveyor-in-charge include:
(1) Renewal of the certificate of authorization;
(2) Notification to the board of any change in the surveyor-in-charge;
(3) Supervising the firm's employees, including licensees, and other personnel providing surveying services in this state; and
(4) Ensuring that the policies of the firm adhere to the provisions of this article.
(f) The board may authorize a licensee to supervise the work of an individual that is not an employee of the licensee, nor is employed by the same firm as the licensee. The potential supervisor must apply to the board for this authorization.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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