Corporate Registration

  1. Corporate Registration

s38 of the Surveyors Act 2003 covers corporation eligibility for registration and registration endorsement. 

Specifically, s38(3) of the Surveyors Act 2003 provides:

The corporation must employ or have as one of its executive officers—

(a)          a surveyor who holds a registration endorsement as a consulting surveyor; and

(b)          if the corporation requires an endorsement other than as a consulting surveyor—a surveyor who holds the registration endorsement required.

The Board holds the view that the word ‘employ’ in s38(3) implies an employment arrangement that is of a continuous nature.   The surveyor must be employed at all times, ie. on a permanent basis. 

Examples of a continuous employment arrangement may include a permanent full-time or permanent part-time employment arrangement. In the event that the employment is permanent part-time, the Board’s view is that the total amount of hours worked on a part-time basis must be sufficient in terms of the duties performed and the time engaged in such duties to justify the continuance of the registration.

Where a corporation is applying for:

  1. registration renewal; or
  2. registration for the first time; or
  3. a change to their Nominated Surveyor

……… and the ‘Nominated Surveyor’ is an ‘Employee’, the Board may ask the corporation to provide evidence that supports the claim that the employment arrangement is of a continuous nature.  A registration or Nominated Surveyor change may be declined if there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that the employment arrangement is of a continuous nature.

2. CER submissions

CER submissions are now to be made to the Board office in both hard copy and electronic format.