Professional Surveyor’s Creed & Canons

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.