Any member of the Association shall be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant with the following qualifications:
To be eligible as an Ordinary Member, a person must have been a full time surveyor for five years within the preceding seven years but, the last twelve months must have been served in Canada.
Any interruption in the twelve months due to sickness etc. will not disqualify him/her but he/she has to make up the time to the total of twelve months.
Dependent on the applicant’s previous qualifications and/or experience he/she will be given credits to reduce the five years initial requirement such as:
Master Foreign Going. / First Class Engineer – Steam, Diesel or combined. Acceptable degree in Naval Architecture. Holder of other qualifications deemed an acceptable equivalent to the above or as may be decided by the Board.
Credit: 24 Months.
For each completed year of service while holder of such certificate, degree or acceptable qualifications, one month additional credit to a maximum of twelve months credit.
Master Home Trade. First Mate Foreign Going. Second Class Engineer – Steam, Diesel or Combined. Trade Certificate, Shipwright. Holder of other qualifications deemed an acceptable equivalent to the above or as may be decided by the Board.
Credit: 18 months.
For each completed year of service while holder of such certificate or acceptable qualification, one month’s additional credit to a maximum of nine months credit.
Second Mate Foreign Going. First Mate Home Trade. Third and descending classes of Engineer.Holder of other Trade Certificates or qualifications such as Marine Insurance, Stevedoring or Shipyard Management, deemed as acceptable equivalent to the above, or as may be decided by the Board.
Credit: 12 months.
For each completed year of service while holder of such certificate, or acceptable qualification, one month additional credit to a maximum of six months.
Additionally, any surveyor applicant who has worked full time under the direct supervision of an Ordinary Member, as a trainee, for a period of not less than twelve months within the qualifying time, may be eligible for an additional credit of six months.
In addition to the time qualifying standard the applicant must also submit samples of five (5) survey reports, with any words suitably blacked out as would be desired by the applicant, relevant to the applicant’s preferred areas of practice.
All eligible applicants may be subject to a verbal and/or written examination by the Membership Qualification Committee.
Any applicant, on being refused Ordinary or Student Membership, shall have a right to appeal to the Board. The Board’s decision is final.
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