—(1) Where a registered surveyor desires to engage in survey work in Singapore after 31st December of any year, he shall, not later than 1st December of that year, make an application in the prescribed form and manner for a practising certificate authorising him to engage in such survey work in the ensuing year.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a registered surveyor applies for a practising certificate for the first time after registration under section 12, the application shall be in the prescribed form and may be made at any time during the year and the registered surveyor may be issued a practising certificate for the remainder of the year in which the application is made.
(3) Any application by a registered surveyor under this section shall be addressed to the Board and be accompanied by —
a declaration in writing stating —
his full name;
the name under which he practises if different from his own name, or the name of the corporation, partnership or limited liability partnership employing him; and
the principal and any other address or addresses at which he practises in Singapore;
such evidence as the Board may require that the applicant has complied with or is exempt from the rules relating to —
insurance against professional liability; and
continuing professional development; and
the prescribed fee,
and the Board shall, subject to subsection (4), thereupon issue to the registered surveyor a practising certificate.
(4) The Board may refuse to issue a practising certificate if —
the applicant is an undischarged bankrupt;
the applicant has entered into a composition with his creditors or a deed of arrangement for the benefit of his creditors;
the applicant does not intend to practise either on his own account or in partnership, or is not or not about to be employed by any person lawfully supplying survey services in Singapore;
the declaration under subsection (3)(a) contains a statement that to its knowledge is false in a material particular; or
(5) Any registered surveyor (not being a registered surveyor who is applying for a practising certificate for the first time) who fails to apply for a practising certificate in the manner and within the period laid down in subsection (1) may, on the making of an application in such form and on payment of such additional fee as may be prescribed, be issued a practising certificate for —
the ensuing year if the application is made during the month of December of any year; or
the remainder of the year if the application is made on or after 1st January of any year.
(6) Subject to subsection (9), a practising certificate shall, unless earlier cancelled, be in force from the date of its issue until 31st December of the year in respect of which it is issued.
(7) A practising certificate shall specify the address of the principal place of practice and all other places of practice of the registered surveyor in respect of whom the practising certificate was issued.
(8) Any change in such address shall be notified by the registered surveyor concerned to the Registrar within 2 weeks of such change and an endorsement of such change on the practising certificate shall be obtained from the Registrar.
(9) Where the registration of a surveyor is cancelled under section 25, the practising certificate, if any, of that surveyor for the time being in force shall expire immediately and the date of such expiration shall be entered by the Registrar in the register of practitioners.
(10) Any person whose application for a practising certificate has been refused by the Board may, within 30 days after being notified of such refusal, appeal to the High Court whose decision shall be final.