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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.

NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

Governance: The National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The NSPS Board of Directors meets twice per year.   NSPS has working agreements with state surveying organizations which are represented on the NSPS Board of Directors, and with the NSPS Foundation, Inc. 

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