Ethics in land surveying are difficult to understand. The right and wrong decisions aren’t always distinct. In this course you will get a full introduction to ethics in the profession of land surveying. You’ll learn the definition of ethics and the origin of the term. You’ll understand the link between ethics and professionalism. You’ll find out about the different, and at times conflicting, areas of ethical obligation for land surveyors. You’ll also examine areas of ethical concern unique to land surveyors, such as ethics in the map review process and ethical considerations when setting property corner monuments as part of a boundary survey.
- Understand the link between ethics and professionalism.
- Identify the 6 areas of ethical obligations for a land surveyor.
- Understand why it is important for licensed land surveyors to say ‘no’ – even to clients and supervisors.
- Learn how monument placement is viewed by 3 groups – the public, other land surveyors, and the US legal system.
Hours: 2 LU/HSW hours