Problem of the Week: Ethics and Liability

Which of the following activities is NOT prohibited by most codes of ethics for surveyors?

(A) advertising in a self-laudatory manner

(B) practicing in an area of the profession where the surveyor is not proficient

(C) accepting remuneration other than for services rendered

(D) expressing an opinion as to who owns the land when testifying as an expert witness in court

The answer is (D).

This is problem 13 (12-2) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.