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The American Land Title Association (ALTA) would like to thank you for being their customer! As a token of ALTA's appreciation, we are offering a special savings offer for our upcoming ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys Webinar. Register Now for the ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys Webinar to receive $20 off the tuition! To take advantage of this special savings and use the promo code
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ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys: New 2011 Standards For Survey Professionals

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Webinar
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Central Time)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Course Description:

This program is an introduction to the new 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, which will have been recently adopted by the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. In addition to many changes, this version is the first complete rewrite of the standards since they were first adopted in 1962.

Learner Objectives:

Specific performance objectives include improving participants' knowledge base such that after attending this workshop, they are able to, for an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey:

• Outline the purpose of an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey

• Explain the process of requesting an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey

• Explain how other survey standards and standards of care relate

• Explain the concept behind the measurement standard (Relative Positional Precision)

• Outline the records research required and who is responsible for it

• Outline the items required to be gathered as part of the field work

• Identify what needs to appear on the plat or map

• Explain the ALTA/ACSM certification

• Outline the optional Table A items

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Program Outline:
  1. Purpose
    1. Standard Survey Exception
    2. What Comprises a Complete Survey
  2. Request
    1. Written Contract
    2. Table A Items
  3. Surveying Standards and Standards of Care
    1. Effective Date
    2. Other Standards
    3. Measurement Standards
  4. Records Research
    1. Record Documents Defined
  5. Field Work
    1. Monuments
    2. Access
    3. Lines of Possession
    4. Easements
    5. Water Features
  6. Preparation of the Plat or Map
    1. Boundary
    2. Easements
    3. Presentation
  7. Certification
    1. Mandatory Certificate
    2. Date of Field Work
  8. Deliverables
    1. Hard Copies
    2. Digital Copies


Gary Kent is Integrated Services Director for The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis and with offices in North Carolina and Iowa. He serves on Schneider's leadership council and his responsibilities include corporate culture, training and client account management. Gary is past President of both the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. A member of the adjunct faculty for Purdue University from 1999-2006, he taught Boundary Law, Legal Descriptions, Property Surveying and Land Survey Systems and earned Outstanding Associate Faculty and Excellence in Teaching awards. Gary serves as Vice Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors and is frequently called as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements and land surveying practice. He is chair of the National Society of Professional Surveyors' committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards and is liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association. Gary regularly presents programs across the country on surveying, leadership and GIS topics, and writes columns for The American Surveyor magazine and for the ACSM Bulletin.

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  • Site license: Only $89 for an unlimited amount of participants at your site.
  • Note: Continuing Education Credit Not Available

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