As a licensed professional in New York State, it is your professional responsibility to know the legal and ethical requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. The New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying and Geology, in an effort to help you stay abreast of your professional responsibilities, has developed this short, self-study educational activity in ethics.
This educational activity is based on the New York State Education Law Articles 130 and 145, the Rules of the Board of Regents Parts 1, 3, 17, 18, 28, 29, 31, and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Parts 59 and 68. It is strongly recommended that, prior to taking the self test, you review these foundational materials on the Office of the Professions' web site.
Once you have reviewed the foundational materials, proceed to complete the self test below. When you have completed the self test, click the "Get your score" button at the bottom of the page. You should print this screen and save it as evidence of satisfactory completion of this educational activity. A score of 90% or greater will allow you to claim 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) of educational activity credit in ethics ONCE in each three-year registration period. Retain your printed screen for no less than 6 years from the date of completion.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the New York State Board for Engineering, Land Surveying, and Geology Office at Geology@nysed.gov for assistance.
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