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Ethics and the NSPS Creed

Ethics and the NSPS Creed

Ethics and the NSPS Creed

Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

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Launch date: 07 Apr 2016

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2018

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We discuss “proper” ethics and how it relates to the NSPS Creed. Topics include education, business practices, and obligations to the public (i.e. the public trust). Being able to be honest with clients, peers and yourself is an important part of this practice. How honest, for example, are you in ensuring that you are competent to carry out the task you’ve taken on even though nobody may know of shortcomings in your abilities? We also discuss how poor ethical practice by many of our colleagues casts a bad light on all of us endeavoring to honestly and ethically practice our profession.


Objective 1
Learn what aspects of your practice is included in “ethics” so that you can develop more ethical awareness and obligations to the profession and the public
Objective 2
Understand how practicing at a level of practice higher than “normal” is the appropriate level of practice for a surveying professional
Objective 3
Learn the basics of the NSPS Creed and how it may be applied, by means of some examples, so that you can truly be confident that you understand what being an ethical surveyor means.
Dennis J. Mouland, PLS

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Dennis J. Mouland, PLS
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

Dennis J. Mouland is a registered professional surveyor in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management, and has been in the surveying profession since 1972. His experience is evenly split between the private sector, including his own surveying firm, and federal government employment.
Dennis has been an instructor and course manager for the BLM/Forest Service “Advanced Cadastral School” and more recently served as the National Cadastral Training Coordinator for BLM in Phoenix, AZ (2005 – 2011). In that position he developed the Certified Federal Surveyors Program for the Department of the Interior. In addition to having over 300 technical articles published in the U.S. and Canada, Dennis is a contributing author to the textbook “The Surveying Handbook,” and authored “Ethics for the Professional Surveyor” in 1996, now in its third printing. He has conducted seminars for the surveying and real estate professions since 1984. To date, Dennis has instructed over 100,000 students on survey subjects.
Dennis has taught boundary law subjects in higher education institutions since 1995, and is currently a Surveying Instructor at the University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University. He lives near Durango, Colorado.

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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