Ethics for Surveyors
Surveying profession is considered to be of vital importance to the safety, health and welfare of the public. In order to serve the public effectively and ensure the well-being of the society, all surveyors and mappers must not only possess and maintain a high level of technical expertise and competence, but also perform under the standard of professional conduct with adherence to the highest ethical principles. The ethical principles governing the engineering profession are embodied in codes of ethics. Such codes have been adopted by state boards of registration, professional surveying societies and even by some private industries. In this course, you will be asked to study the Surveyors Creed and Canons by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and two sample codes of ethics and professional conduct.
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of course materials.
At the conclusion of this one hour course, the student will
The fundamental principles of conduct of surveyors include truth, honesty, impartiality, fairness, equity and trustworthiness in their service to the society, which is holding surveying professions accountable for decisions that affects quality of life. The purpose of this course is to provide positive stimulus for ethical conduct as well as helpful guidance and advice for handling ethical dilemmas and making ethical decisions as a surveyor or a mapper. You are required to study the following three documents at the website of each organization:
Surveyors Creed and Canons by National Society of Professional Surveyors
Professional Conduct - Code of Ethics by Delaware Board of Registration for Professional Land Surveyors
Model Code of Ethics by CCLS Board of Directors
You need to open or download those documents to study this course.
You may need to download Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.
National Society of Professional Surveyors
Delaware Board of Registration for Professional Land Surveyors
Council of Land Surveyors
Institute for Engineering Ethics
Center for Study of Ethics in the Professions
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.