Surveyor’s Creed And Canons

As a member of the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (an American Congress on Surveying & Mapping member organization) and as a Professional Surveyor, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skills to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

I pledge:

To give the utmost of performance;

To participate in none but honest enterprise;

To live and work according to the laws of humankind and the highest standards of professional conduct;

To place service before profit, honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations;

In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.

Canon 1.

A Professional Surveyor should refrain from conduct that is detrimental to the public.

Canon 2.

A Professional Surveyor should abide by the rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of surveying within the licensing jurisdiction.

Canon 3.

A Professional Surveyor should accept assignments only in one’s area of professional competence and expertise.

Canon 4.

A Professional Surveyor should develop and communicate a professional analysis and opinion without bias or personal interest.

Canon 5.

A Professional Surveyor should maintain the confidential nature of the surveyor-client relationship.

Canon 6.

A Professional Surveyor should use care to avoid advertising or solicitation that is misleading or otherwise contrary to the public interest.

Canon 7.

A Professional Surveyor should maintain professional integrity when dealing with members of other professions.