Code of Ethics Regulation

Current as of October 9, 2019. The Code of Ethics can also be viewed here.

Part 1

1 An Alberta land surveyor shall serve society, clients and the profession with the ultimate objective of contributing to the knowledge of land, to the better management of land and to the preservation of peaceful and lawful enjoyment of land.

2(1) An Alberta land surveyor has a duty to assist pupils and employees to achieve their optimum level of contribution to society through their contribution to the profession.

(2) An Alberta land surveyor should avoid even the appearance of professional impropriety.

(3) An Alberta land surveyor has a duty to preserve the confidences of clients and regard as privileged the information the Alberta land surveyor obtains regarding the affairs of clients.

(4) An Alberta land surveyor has a duty to exercise unbiased independent professional judgment on behalf of clients and shall represent clients competently.

(5) An Alberta land surveyor shall assist in maintaining and improving the integrity and competence of the profession of surveying.

(6) An Alberta land surveyor has a duty to maintain the dignity of the profession in every association with clients, colleagues and subordinates.

(7) An Alberta land surveyor should assess and receive fair and just compensation, commensurate with the professional and technical complexity, level of responsibility and liability potential of the services performed.

(8) An Alberta land surveyor shall assist in preventing the unauthorized practice of land surveying.


Part 2

3 When the context permits, in this regulation “Alberta land surveyor” includes a surveyor’s corporation and a surveyor’s partnership.

4 The sections that constitute the Code of Ethics shall be published and distributed to members of the profession of surveying and made available to the general public.

5 This Regulation may be re‑enacted, amended or repealed in the same way that the General By‑laws of the Association may be enacted, amended or repealed but, in accordance with the Land Surveyors Act, an enactment, amendment or repeal does not come into force unless it is approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

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The Alberta Land Surveyors' Association (ALSA) is a self-governing professional association legislated under the Land Surveyors Act. The Association regulates the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession.