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Professional Ethics & Case Studies

John C. Huang, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP

Course Outline

Licensed professionals such as engineers and land surveyors are expected to conduct their business in an ethical and professional manner. Each state board of professional engineers and land surveyors also requires their licensees to follow their standards of professional conduct. In this course, we will review the standards of professional conduct for engineers and land surveyors, and discuss the unprofessional conduct prohibited by the state licensing boards. In addition, we will examine disciplinary process and disciplinary cases. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The course material is located in the quiz section of the course. Once you purchase the course, you may download the course content file from the quiz section for your study.

Course Summary

To safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public, licensed professionals must get familiar with basic ethical principles and follow the standards of professional conduct. A licensee who commits professional misconduct may be subject to disciplinary action by the board.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

ASCE Standards of Professional Conduct for Civil Engineers
New York Office of the Professions - Professional Engineering & Land Surveying: Laws, Rules & Regulations
Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying: Act & Rules


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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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 professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at his/her own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.