Problem: Project Management: Ethics and Liability

A surveyor is asked to perform a survey of public lands under contract to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). However, the surveyor is not licensed in the state where the work must be done. What should the surveyor do?

(A) Decline the project.
(B) Find a licensed surveyor in the state who will assume responsible charge for the project.
(C) Accept the project.
(D) Investigate whether the surveyor may acquire a license in the state by comity.

Solution: A surveyor working in public lands exclusively under the auspices of the BLM is not required to be licensed in the state where the work is done.

Answer is (C)

This is problem 17(12-9) from the new second edition of “1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems”by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from “1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems”by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visitwww.ppi2pass.com.

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