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Professional Ethics AIA HSW


This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.

PDH Online | PDH Center

5272 Meadow Estates Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-6658

Phone & Fax: 703-988-0088

An AIA/CES Registered Continuing Education Provider (#J681)



Course Outline

Engineering and 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, professional engineers or surveyors 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 each profession are embodied in codes of ethics. Such codes have been adopted by state boards of registration, professional engineering societies and even by some private industries.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this one-hour course, the student will be familiar with

Course Content

In this lesson, you will be asked to study the Code of Ethics for Engineers by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the Surveyors Creed and Canons by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The fundamental principles of conduct of engineers and surveyor include truth, honesty, impartiality, fairness, equity and trustworthiness in their service to the society which is holding engineering professions accountable for decisions that affects quality of life. Those decisions shall be based on technical, societal, cultural, economic, environmental, moral, legal and safety considerations. The NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers and the NSPS Surveyors Creed and Canons are designed to provide positive stimulus for ethical conduct as well as helpful guidance and advice concerning the primary and basic obligations of practicing engineers and surveyors.

Please click on the following link to view , save or print the document for your study:

Code of Ethics for Engineers at NSPE website

Surveyors Creed and Canons at NSPS website

No other course materials are provided or required for this course.

Related Link

Selected Codes of Ethics for Engineers:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Delaware Board of Registration for Professional Land Surveyors

Canadian Council of Land Surveyors

Related Websites or Web Pages for Additional Information:

National Institute for Engineering Ethics

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science



Once you finish studying the above Code of Ethics for Engineers, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.