Standards of Practice, Ethics, & Code of Conduct

Seminar Topics: focus on the Standards of Practice – KRS & KAR, our responsibility to protect the public; KRS Chapter 322 – definitions, exceptions, licensure requirements, investigation / complaints, makeup of the board & qualifications; Code of Professional Practice and Conduct – definitions, conflict of interest, records retention, qualifications / competence, direct supervision; Standards of Practice – history of the Standards, five most common Standards of Practice deficiencies, definitions, classifications of surveys, measurement specifications, monumentation, Section 13 non-boundary survey work; Q&A

Chris Gephart, PLS has been involved in the surveying industry since 1989 and has experience in a variety of applications including: boundary location/retracement, ALTA/ACSM, topographic, aerial mapping, control and construction layout/staking. Chris is the Vice President of Land Surveying Services and oversees all aspects of the survey work at the Ft. Mitchell office of Bayer Becker from initial client contact and site reconnaissance to the finished record maps or plats. He has extensive experience in boundary survey work including records research, field data acquisition, resolution, property descriptions and platting. Chris has completed surveys for residential subdivisions, industrial parks, retail and commercial centers, utility corridors, and roadway alignments. He has also worked as an expert witness in boundary dispute cases. Chris is a Licensed Professional Surveyor in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was President of the KAPS in 2004 and currently serves as Liaison to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Engineers and Land Surveyors. He received the “Surveyor of the Year” award in 2000 and was an integral part of the team that had legislation passed in early 2005 that would require all future Kentucky surveyors to have a bachelor’s degree in order to become licensed. Chris is also a 2007 graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology from Northern Kentucky University.

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Red Book Surveying Standards

Standards of Practice Course Schedule