Standards of Practice Outline


*Tentative Outline: The official Outline will appear in the Course Manual*

Standards of Practice for Surveying in AL

Course Number CEP-012-11

One Day Seminar Outline - 8 PDH

7:30  -  8:00                Registration 

8:00  -  9:45             Introduction to Standards of Practice;  What does a boundary retracement survey really do in performing  a survey?  Standards of Practice, formerly known as Minimum Technical Standards (MTS) authority as the standard of care which applies to surveying in Alabama.  Licensing Board's recognition of Standards of Practice as the surveyor's standard of care.  Review  Standards of Practice as the legal standard of care for surveyor's civil court liability.  Review Court Case Briefs.  Brief history (Nationally) of development of standards of practice.  Review Court Case Briefs.  Review Surveyor's liability to the Board for non-compliance with Standards of Practice.

9:45 -  10:00               Break 

10:00 -  12:00           Review each subsection of Standards of Practice (MTS) (Revised May 7, 2002) analysis,       amplification and commentary and special emphasis on the surveyor's conduct required to meet the standards.

12:00 -  1:00                Lunch 

1:00  -  2:45              Continue review each subsection of Standards of Practice (MTS) (Revised May 7, 22002) with analysis, amplification and commentary and special emphasis on the surveyor's conduct required to meet the standard. Review each subsection of Standards of Practice (MTS) with analysis, amplification and commentary and special emphasis on the surveyor's conduct required to meet the standard.  Review both field requirements and plat requirements to meet Alabama Standards of Practice (MTS) standard.  Review the ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey Requirements.

2:45  -  3:00               Break 

3:15  -  4:30              Continue review each subsection of Alabama Standards of Practice (MTS) (Revised May 7, 2002) with analysis, amplification and commentary and special emphasis on the surveyor's conduct required to meet the standard.  Review each subsection of Standards of Practice (MTS) with analysis, amplification and commentary and special emphasis on the surveyor's conduct required to meet the standard.  Review both field requirements and plat requirements to meet Alabama Standards of Practice (MTS) standard.  Review the ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey Requirements.  Analyze Sample Survey  Plats For Compliance With Standards.  Questions, Answers and Summary..