California Business and Professions Code
The department shall receive and account for all money derived under the operation of this chapter and, at the end of each month, shall report such money to the State Controller and shall pay it to the State Treasurer, who shall keep the money in a separate fund known as the Professional Engineer's and Land Surveyor's Fund.
For accounting and recordkeeping purposes, the Professional Engineer's and Land Surveyor's Fund shall be deemed to be a single special fund, and shall be available for expenditure only for the purposes as are now or may hereafter be provided by law.
The fees and civil penalties received under this chapter shall be deposited in the Professional Engineer's and Land Surveyor's Fund. All moneys in the fund are hereby appropriated for the purposes of this chapter.
Licenses issued under this chapter expire every two years, if not renewed. Biennial renewals shall be staggered on a quarterly basis. To renew an unexpired license the licenseholder shall on or before the date of expiration indicated on the renewal receipt, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.
Except as otherwise provided in this article, licenses issued under this chapter may be renewed at any time within three years after expiration on filing of application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board and payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees. If the license is renewed more than 30 days after its expiration, the licensee, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which the renewal fee is paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license shall continue in effect through the date provided in Section 8801 which next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.
A suspended license is subject to expiration and shall be renewed as provided in this article, but such renewal does not entitle the licensee, while the license remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed activity, or in any other activity or conduct in violation of the order or judgment by which the license was suspended.
A revoked license is subject to expiration as provided in this article, but it may not be renewed. If it is reinstated after its expiration, the licensee, as a condition precedent to its reinstatement, shall pay a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date before the date on which it is reinstated, plus the delinquency fee, if any, accrued at the time of its revocation.
A license which is not renewed within three years after its expiration may not be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, unless all of the following apply:
(a) The licensee has not committed any acts or crimes constituting grounds for denial of licensure under Section 480.
(b) The licensee pays all of the fees which would be required if applying for the license for the first time. If the registrant or certificate holder has been practicing in this state with an expired or delinquent license and receives a waiver from taking the examination as specified in subdivision (c) then he or she shall pay all accrued and unpaid renewal fees.
(c) The licensee takes and passes the examination which would be required if applying for the license for the first time, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that, with due regard for the public interest, the licensee is qualified to engage in the practice of land surveying.
The board may, by appropriate regulation, authorize the waiver or refund of all or any part of the application fee in those cases in which a license is issued without an examination under this section.
Once an expired or delinquent license is renewed, restored, reinstated, or reissued pursuant to Section 8803, all of the following apply:
(a) The board shall continue to have full jurisdiction and authority over the licensee as if the license had not expired or become delinquent.
(b) The work performed by the licensee during a period of expiration or delinquency shall be deemed lawful and validly performed as to persons or entities other than the licensee.
(c) The renewal, restoration, reinstatement, or reissuance of a license shall not affect liability issues regarding work performed during a period of expiration or delinquency, nor does the fact of performance during a period of expiration or delinquency affect liability issues.
The renewal or reinstatement of any certificate of registration of a civil engineer under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700) of Division 3, who is also a licensed land surveyor, shall not include the renewal or restoration of his land surveyor's license, without the payment of the surveyor's renewal fee or penalty.
The board may make refunds of all fees in accordance with Section 158 of this code.
The amount of the fees prescribed by this chapter shall be fixed by the board in accordance with the following schedule:
(a) The fee for filing each application for licensure as a land surveyor at not more than four hundred dollars ($400), and for each application for certification as a land surveyor-in-training (LSIT) at not more than one hundred dollars ($100).
(b) The temporary registration fee for a land surveyor at not more than 25 percent of the application fee in effect on the date of application.
(c) The renewal fee for a land surveyor at not more than the application fee.
(d) The fee for a retired license at not more than 50 percent of the professional land surveyor application fee in effect on the date of application.
(e) The delinquency fee at not more than 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of reinstatement.
(f) The board shall establish by regulation an appeal fee for examination. The regulation shall include provisions for an applicant to be reimbursed the appeal fee if the appeal results in passage of examination. The fee shall be no more than the costs incurred by the board.
(g) All other document fees are to be set by the board by rule.