Registration will be available on-site

The West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors and its
Eastern Panhandle Chapter are pleased to present

Minimum Standards
8:00am - 10:00am (2 PDHs)
A review of laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of surveying in West Virginia, with particular emphasis on the minimum standards. The course is designed to meet the continuing education requirement for all West Virginia licensees to obtain two PDH of minimum standards within each four year period, and has been updated to reflect the new minimum standards which went into effect May 1, 2008, and the Code changes which took effect June 10, 2010.
Ethics for Surveyors
10:00am - 12:00pm (2 PDHs)
Ethical behavior is not just required after becoming a “Professional Surveyor”. Ethics are a prerequisite before one is even qualified to seek licensure. This course looks at the Historic context of Ethical Standards, quoting and discussing the writings of distinguished authors. A look at Modern Standards for Ethical Behavior includes Voluntary Standards (specifically the Surveyor’s Creed and Canons promulgated by the National Society of Professional Surveyors); and Mandatory Standards, as found in the West Virginia Code and Title 23 of the Board of Professional Surveyors Rules. This course is designed to meet the requirement for each West Virginia survey licensee to obtain at least 2 PDH in Ethics in each four year period.
Measuring Ancient Works
1:00pm - 5:00pm (4 PDHs)
Who were the “Moundbuilders”, and how did they plan and guide their projects?  Modern surveyors with GPS are not unique in looking to the skies for positional guidance.  Ancient stoneworks, earthworks and the faint remnants of wooden structures provide evidence of  extensive astronomic and geometric knowledge.
The seminar is an overview of three aspects of measurement of Ancient American Works:  The probable measurement methods and math of the ancient builders;  The methods and mapping of the “discoverers” during the 1800’s;  and What modern measurement and mapping can reveal about the purposes of the builders, and the insights and misconceptions of the discoverers.   

Speaker Information

Full Name
Don Teter
Don Teter began surveying in 1974, and has been licensed since 1982. He is a past-President of the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, and edited the quarterly West Virginia Surveyor for over ten years. He is a member of the Board of Professional Surveyors Complaint Review Committee and an occasional investigator for the Board. Don has been presenting continuing education seminars for surveyors for over 15 years, and is Assistant Professor of Surveying at Fairmont State University.
Don Teter


WVSPS Member: $160.00
Non-member: $200.00
**Members of out of state Societies can receive the WVSPS member rate if proof of membership is sent to our Admin Office at


Friday, July 13, 2018
West Virginia Minimum Standards8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ethics for Surveyors10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Measuring Ancient Works1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn and Suites, Martinsburg, WV

 301 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Registration will be available on-site