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Ethics

Geotechnical engineers are trusted experts, and ethics is a cornerstone of geo-profession. The Geo-Institute, the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP), and ASCE maintain a variety of resources to assist you in learning about and adhering to the highest ethical standards, including ethics training, codes, standards, and licensing responsibilities.

AGP Ethics Courses


2012 Geo-Congress

At the 2012 Geo-Congress the AGP held a 3 hour Ethics training course attended by 35 people. The course included an opening presentation on ethics, case history presentations, and group discussions. To see the details of the course go to the AGP Ethics webpage. The opening presentation of the lecture is presented here.

The lecture is available for earning up to 1.0 PDHs when combined with a review of the case history presentations on the AGP website. Highlights of the recorded lecture presentation include

  • Personal, Business and Professional Ethics
  • ASCE Fundamental Ethical Practices
  • ASCE Canons of Ethics 
  • ASCE Bylaws Regarding Ethics

2013 Geo-Congress

An AGP organized Ethics course is planned for the 2013 Geo-Congress and is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd. Stay tuned for more information and visit the AGP website for details.

ASCE Ethics Resources

ASCE maintains a list of ethics resources on the ASCE Ethics webpage, including

  • Ethics Resources
  • ASCE Ethics Policies
  • Other Engineering Related Resources
  • Related Organizations