ALTA/ACSM Standards


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Product Description:

All surveyors at one time or another are requested to provide an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey (American Land Title Association/American Congress on Surveying and Mapping). This set of standards commonly called the ALTA Standards is a very important part of surveying. This course covers the history of the ALTA Standards, general review of the 2011 Standards, help in understanding the uncertainties in poorly written deeds and the multiple corner dilemma encountered on a boundary survey. Also included is a review of the certifications, and how to deal with the new Accuracy Standards. Suggestions will be made on software to make meeting positional accuracy easier. The objective of this course is to help people in the surveying and engineering profession deal with very complex legal issues addressed in the standards. The 2011 accuracy standards will be addressed with suggestions given on how to meet and report the new positional standard. Ideas and suggestions on equipment and procedures while doing an ALTA survey will be part of this course. Surveyors, technicians and members of the title, legal and real estate communities would benefit from this course. The information presented will allow them to be able to more fully understand, and, therefore, better deal with ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.

Course Instructor:
Mr. Milton E. Denny

Course Length: 3 Hours, ( 0.3CEUs or 3PDHs or 3CPCs )


About the Program:

Auburn University’s Engineering Professional Development Distance Learning Series gives engineers and other licensed professionals an affordable and convenient way to earn continuing education credits (CEUs). The flexible format can be adapted for either individual or organizational use.


  • CEU -Continuing Education Unit
  • PDH -Professional Development Hour
  • CPC -Continuing Professional Competency
  • LU -Learning Units

These are measures of time and/or effort expended in coursework.  Typically, states require either PDHs or CPCs-one PDH, CPC or LUs one contact hour of instruction.  A contact hour is usually considered to be an hour spent in a classroom situation or seminar.  (We list the contact hours of each course.)  CEUSs are normally issued by educational institutions, and are one-tenth for a contact hour-or .3 for a 3-hour seminar.   So for one of our three-hour courses, we issue a certificate that grants .3 CEUs (point-3), which is convertible to  3 PDHs. 1 Contact Hour=.1 CEU=1 PDH=1 CPC =1 LU. For the courses, the CEU number is exactly one-tenth the number of contact hours—and is therefore convertible to PDHs CPCs or LUs.    (However, in every state the responsibility for determining whether or not courses will be accepted by that state rests with the licensee.  Auburn University maintains a permanent record of all CEUs granted.)

The registration fee for individual DVD/CD orders includes the course DVD-R/CD, workbook/handout, an examination covering the course content and objectives, and CEU processing costs. Only one CEU certificate will be issued per individual course order.  Successful passing of an examination (70% for PE's and LS's and 80% for architects) is required before CEU certificates may be issued. During a period of up to 1 year from the original date of purchase, exams may be submitted. The course completion date on the certificate is based on the postmark on the envelope used to return the examination to Auburn for grading. When completing the exam online, the data of completion will be the data appearing on the exam submission email.

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