Where an applicant has been made aware that they have failed a written or oral examination, they can appeal to AERC to have the examination remarked. Where the written examination is remarked, it will be done by two different markers, who will look at the entirety of the exam (not individual questions as done in the initial marking). Where the oral exam is remarked, a recording of the exam will be reviewed by three different markers, who will look at the entirety of the exam session. There is a fee of $125.00 plus HST for the revaluation of a written exam. There is a fee of $350 plus HST for the revaluation of an oral exam.
Where the Registrar has denied the issuance of a licence, certificate of registration or certificate of authorization, or imposed conditions on the issuance of these, or revoked a certificate of authorization, an applicant can appeal in writing to the Registration Committee within 30 days of receiving the notice of the decision from the Registrar. Extensions to the 30 days may be granted by the Registration Committee if there are reasonable grounds for the extension.
The Registration Committee can uphold or overturn the decision of the Registrar or order that the licence or certificate be granted with conditions. Without limiting conditions that can be imposed, these could be a requirement for the applicant to take additional training or operate under some form of supervision.
The Registration Committee will hold a hearing and consider the applicant’s ability to provide surveying services in a competent fashion with integrity. Documentary evidence used at the hearing will be open for examination by both sides and released back to the person providing the evidence within a reasonable time period once the hearing is completed. The hearing will be made public unless otherwise ordered by the Registration Committee.
See Section 17 of the Surveyors Act for further details: