Contracts for Professionals
Thomas Strong, P.L.S.
This course covers
the importance of preparing a written contract and what specific elements should
be included in the contract in order to provide the greatest protection against
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is
intended for design professional and land surveyors.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to prepare an effective written contract.
The fabric of American
business is woven with the thread of contracts. No matter how simple your business
may seem, you're always in complex contractual relations with clients, customers,
other businesses, the government and maybe even people you've never dealt with.
Writing a business contract does not require years of schooling, a law degree, or anything more than common sense. The law entitles each citizen to enter into agreements, either written or verbal, that are binding; in other words, that breaking the agreement is illegal and may bring penalty. But what does it take to make a contract?
for Professionals (PDF
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You need to open or download the above document to study this course.
There are many excuses for not having a contract. It will insult my client; I deal over the telephone; we have always dealt on the basis of trust. No excuse is valid for not having a contract. A contract protects the client as well as the professional and as such it has become a necessary requirement of doing business today.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.