Wisconsin Land Surveyor Continuing Education

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6 Mandatory Hours
14 Elective Hours
20 Total Hours

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Mandatory

OC: Wisconsin Rules and Statutes for Land Surveyors

2 Hours
The purpose of this course is to familiarize Wisconsin land surveying professionals with the Wisconsin statutes and rules that directly ...

The purpose of this course is to familiarize Wisconsin land surveying professionals with the Wisconsin statutes and rules that directly pertain to the regulation of their profession.  There are many laws, rules and regulations covering the professional land surveyor, as well as other professions and services of which the Department of Safety and Professional Service (DSPS) has responsibility.  These laws, rules and regulations come from actions of the Legislative and Executive Branches which pass laws that modify Wisconsin Statutes and the Rulemaking process, and involve agencies - such as DSPS - working together with professional boards to develop rules which will carry out requirements set out in Wisconsin Statutes.  These rules, when they are developed and finalized, become part of the Wisconsin Administrative code.  

2 Hours
Online
Mandatory

Wisconsin Rules and Statutes for Land Surveyors

2 Hours
The purpose of this course is to familiarize Wisconsin land surveying professionals with the Wisconsin statutes and rules that directly ...

The purpose of this course is to familiarize Wisconsin land surveying professionals with the Wisconsin statutes and rules that directly pertain to the regulation of their profession.  There are many laws, rules and regulations covering the professional land surveyor, as well as other professions and services of which the Department of Safety and Professional Service (DSPS) has responsibility.  These laws, rules and regulations come from actions of the Legislative and Executive Branches which pass laws that modify Wisconsin Statutes and the Rulemaking process, and involve agencies - such as DSPS - working together with professional boards to develop rules which will carry out requirements set out in Wisconsin Statutes.  These rules, when they are developed and finalized, become part of the Wisconsin Administrative code.  

2 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Seized Lands: Eminent Domain

5 Hours
This course covers the topic of land seizures using the power of the eminent domain law. Eminent domain is a legal power legislatively g...

This course covers the topic of land seizures using the power of the eminent domain law. Eminent domain is a legal power legislatively granted to city, state or federal government entities for the purpose of seizing private property deemed necessary to serve the best interests of the general public. 

5 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Overview of Hydrographic and Bathymetric Surveying

5 Hours
...


5 Hours
Online
Elective

Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements

4 Hours
This course covers the topics of adverse possession and prescriptive easements.  Both are legally-established means in which a pa...

This course covers the topics of adverse possession and prescriptive easements.  Both are legally-established means in which a party may acquire either legal title, or the deeded privilege, to use land belonging to another party without the expressed consent of that owner. Surveyors who perform boundary retracement surveys must be familiar with this legal doctrine; these types of boundary surveys are often muddled by the existence of an adverse possession or prescriptive easement situation. 

4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Geophysical Surveying - Methods and Applications

4 Hours
Geophysical surveying is an applied branch of geophysics which uses seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic p...

Geophysical surveying is an applied branch of geophysics which uses seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic physical methodologies at the Earth’s surface to measure the physical properties of the subsurface. Geophysical surveying methods generally measure these geophysical properties, along with anomalies, in order to evaluate various subsurface conditions such as the existence of groundwater, bedrock, minerals, oil and gas, geothermal resources, voids and cavities, and much more. This course details the various methods used in geophysical surveying and provides an overview of the many applications of geophysical surveys.

4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements

4 Hours
This course covers the topics of adverse possession and prescriptive easements.  Both are legally-established means in which a pa...

This course covers the topics of adverse possession and prescriptive easements.  Both are legally-established means in which a party may acquire either legal title, or the deeded privilege, to use land belonging to another party without the expressed consent of that owner. Surveyors who perform boundary retracement surveys must be familiar with this legal doctrine; these types of boundary surveys are often muddled by the existence of an adverse possession or prescriptive easement situation. 

4 Hours
Online
Elective

Seized Lands: Eminent Domain

5 Hours
This course covers the topic of land seizures using the power of the eminent domain law. Eminent domain is a legal power legislatively g...

This course covers the topic of land seizures using the power of the eminent domain law. Eminent domain is a legal power legislatively granted to city, state or federal government entities for the purpose of seizing private property deemed necessary to serve the best interests of the general public. 

5 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: 3D Scanning Surveys

5 Hours
This course covers the performance of as-built surveys, along with the emerging popularity of 3D scans, for the creation of quick, eas...

This course covers the performance of as-built surveys, along with the emerging popularity of 3D scans, for the creation of quick, easy, and highly detailed and accurate surveys for use in a wide range of applications. This course is designed to offer an overview of 3D scanning technology and the many applications which are possible with these types of surveys. 

5 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Construction Surveying: Roadway Route Surveys

7 Hours
In this course, the surveyor will learn the surveying procedures used to perform a roadway route survey. Additionally, the surveyor wil...

In this course, the surveyor will learn the surveying procedures used to perform a roadway route survey. Additionally, the surveyor will learn some of the pertinent design principles of geometric roadway design used by transportation designers. These include: The use of superelevation (or banking of curves), tangent to curve transition, sight distances, and design speed.

7 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Legal Descriptions

3 Hours
Examine legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds....
Examine legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Overview of Hydrographic and Bathymetric Surveying

5 Hours
...


5 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Water Rights

3 Hours
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for land surveyors. The course opens with definitions of terms ...
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for land surveyors. The course opens with definitions of terms related to water rights and their importance to land surveyors. Then it focuses on tidal and non-tidal boundaries and the significant difference between the two. Finally, the course informs us of shorelines, their changes over time, and how a land surveyor can determine a historic shoreline. McKissock has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP, provider #127505.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Rights and Responsibilities in the Lands of Others: The Effect of Easements

3 Hours
This course is designed to provide an overview of how easements are used and how they affect the land surveyor. The course will cover ty...
This course is designed to provide an overview of how easements are used and how they affect the land surveyor. The course will cover types of easements and how to create easements as well as how easements are terminated. Throughout the course various case studies will be discussed, which will give the participant an example of how easements are used.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

NFIP/Fema Flood Plain Management

7 Hours
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the maps and regulatory basis for floodplain management. It is the primary source o...
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the maps and regulatory basis for floodplain management. It is the primary source of insurance for floodplain properties.
7 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Ethical Practice in Engineering and Land Surveying

3 Hours
Explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying, including different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering a...
Explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying, including different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as well as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Code of Ethics.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

3D Scanning Surveys - As-Builts and Other Applications

5 Hours
This course covers the performance of as-built surveys, along with the emerging popularity of 3D scans, for the creation of quick, eas...

This course covers the performance of as-built surveys, along with the emerging popularity of 3D scans, for the creation of quick, easy, and highly detailed and accurate surveys for use in a wide range of applications. This course is designed to offer an overview of 3D scanning technology and the many applications which are possible with these types of surveys. 

5 Hours
Online
Elective

Legal Descriptions

3 Hours
Examine legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds....
Examine legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Utilities Public and Otherwise

4 Hours
The word "utility" implies usefulness to the public, but surveyors may find that what is considered a "utility" in one place is not alwa...
The word "utility" implies usefulness to the public, but surveyors may find that what is considered a "utility" in one place is not always a utility in another jurisdiction. The distinction between regulated and unregulated utilities defines the legal rights and protections these utilities may have, or the restrictions to which they may be subject. The distinction also affects how surveyors access or interpret information about the location of utilities. The statutes and case law included in this class are intended to help those who plan or stake out new or relocated utility facilities, or recover existing utility locations in the field.
4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Floods Happen: Where and Why

1 Hours
Expand your understanding of large floods, including the USGS, statistics, streamflow data and gaging stations....
Expand your understanding of large floods, including the USGS, statistics, streamflow data and gaging stations.
1 Hours
Online
Elective

Boundaries and Monuments

3 Hours
Learn how to define and identify monuments; understand what factors to assess when judging the validity of a monument, and explain how b...
Learn how to define and identify monuments; understand what factors to assess when judging the validity of a monument, and explain how better records and a better effort to document re-monumentation could eliminate disagreements among surveyors.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Utilities Public and Otherwise

4 Hours
The word "utility" implies usefulness to the public, but surveyors may find that what is considered a "utility" in one place is ...
The word “utility” implies usefulness to the public, but surveyors may find that what is considered a “utility” in one place is not always a utility in another jurisdiction. The distinction between regulated and unregulated utilities defines the legal rights and protections these utilities may have, or the restrictions to which they may be subject. The distinction also affects how surveyors access or interpret information about the location of utilities. The statutes and case law included in this class are intended to help those who plan or stake out new or relocated utility facilities, or recover existing utility locations in the field.
4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Boundaries and Monuments

3 Hours
Learn how to define and identify monuments; understand what factors to assess when judging the validity of a monument, and explain how b...
Learn how to define and identify monuments; understand what factors to assess when judging the validity of a monument, and explain how better records and a better effort to document re-monumentation could eliminate disagreements among surveyors.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Geophysical Surveying - Methods and Applications

4 Hours
Geophysical surveying is an applied branch of geophysics which uses seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic p...

Geophysical surveying is an applied branch of geophysics which uses seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic physical methodologies at the Earth’s surface to measure the physical properties of the subsurface. Geophysical surveying methods generally measure these geophysical properties, along with anomalies, in order to evaluate various subsurface conditions such as the existence of groundwater, bedrock, minerals, oil and gas, geothermal resources, voids and cavities, and much more. This course details the various methods used in geophysical surveying and provides an overview of the many applications of geophysical surveys.

4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Introduction to GIS Technology

8 Hours
Examine the basic GIS concepts used to visualize real-world features, establish patterns, analyze and obtain feedback information, and o...
Examine the basic GIS concepts used to visualize real-world features, establish patterns, analyze and obtain feedback information, and output that information to others visually through the use of maps, or textually through tabular data.
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Rights and Responsibilities in the Lands of Others: The Effect of Easements on Surveyors

3 Hours
This course is designed to provide an overview of how easements are used and how they affect the land surveyor. The course will cover ty...
This course is designed to provide an overview of how easements are used and how they affect the land surveyor. The course will cover types of easements and how to create easements at well as how easements are terminated. Throughout the course various case studies will be discussed, which will give the participant an example of how easements are used.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: FEMA/NFIP Floodplain Management

7 Hours
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the maps and regulatory basis for floodplain management. It is the primary source o...
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the maps and regulatory basis for floodplain management. It is the primary source of insurance for floodplain properties.
7 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Fundamentals of Boundary Control

8 Hours
Gain a basic understanding of the world of property law and boundary principles. ...
Gain a basic understanding of the world of property law and boundary principles. 
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Ethical Practice in Engineering and Land Surveying

3 Hours
Explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying, including different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineer...
Explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying, including different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as well as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Code of Ethics. 
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Fundamentals of Boundary Control

8 Hours
Gain a basic understanding of the world of property law and boundary principles. ...
Gain a basic understanding of the world of property law and boundary principles. 
8 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:Water Allocation Systems

3 Hours
The two basic water allocation systems, Riparian Rights and Prior Appropriations, used in the United States are based on pragmatic value...
The two basic water allocation systems, Riparian Rights and Prior Appropriations, used in the United States are based on pragmatic values and environmental conditions that have defined how Americans prioritize and distribute surface water and ground water to those with a legitimate need for its use. Although both doctrines are sensible in their distribution methods, that commonality is where the similarity ends. Their colorful histories, unique philosophies, legal battles and evolving management methods are thoroughly explored with-in their own chapters: "Water Rights West of the Mississippi" and "Water Rights East of the Mississippi".; The final chapter is dedicated to groundwater aquifers; the different types of aquifers, potential impacts to surface water as well as their associated allocation systems.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: 101 Applications for GIS

7 Hours
This course will cover GIS systems and its two specific purposes: Creating thematic maps which represent a given theme, such as dis...
This course will cover GIS systems and its two specific purposes: 
  • Creating thematic maps which represent a given theme, such as displaying a certain combination of data in order to visually describe a desired concept. 
  • Analyzing spatial and database data, then outputting the results to a map composition or in a textual form
7 Hours
Online
Elective

101 Applications for GIS

7 Hours
This course will cover GIS systems and its two specific purposes: Creating thematic maps which represent a given theme, such as dis...
This course will cover GIS systems and its two specific purposes: 
  • Creating thematic maps which represent a given theme, such as displaying a certain combination of data in order to visually describe a desired concept. 
  • Analyzing spatial and database data, then outputting the results to a map composition or in a textual form
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Introduction to GIS Technology

8 Hours
Examine the basic GIS concepts used to visualize real-world features, establish patterns, analyze and obtain feedback information, ...
Examine the basic GIS concepts used to visualize real-world features, establish patterns, analyze and obtain feedback information, and output that information to others visually through the use of maps, or textually through tabular data.
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Advanced Land Descriptions

14 Hours
Gain an overview of preparing land descriptions that are free from ambiguity and need no interpretation....
Gain an overview of preparing land descriptions that are free from ambiguity and need no interpretation.
14 Hours
Online
Elective

What Can GIS Do for You? A Look at Case Studies

3 Hours
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the applications of GIS by using case studies of companies acros...
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the applications of GIS by using case studies of companies across the United States. It will cover five studies of municipalities and companies that implemented GIS to increase the efficiency of data processing as well as to replace cumbersome paper mapping systems. The course will cover creating a GIS from scratch as well as using existing programs and customizing them to meet the specific needs of the entities using the GIS.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC:What Can GIS Do for You? A Look at Case Studies

3 Hours
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the applications of GIS by using case studies of companies acros...
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive overview of the applications of GIS by using case studies of companies across the United States. It will cover five studies of municipalities and companies that implemented GIS to increase the efficiency of data processing as well as to replace cumbersome paper mapping systems. The course will cover creating a GIS from scratch as well as using existing programs and customizing them to meet the specific needs of the entities using the GIS.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Preventing Burnout: Strategies to Revitalize Your Land Surveying Career

4 Hours
Land Surveyors are at risk for stress and burnout. A survey conducted to explore the experience of burnout among land surveyors found th...
Land Surveyors are at risk for stress and burnout. A survey conducted to explore the experience of burnout among land surveyors found there was a widespread belief that the rewards enjoyed by surveyors as a result of their professional endeavors were not commensurate with their level of skill and responsibility. Burnout is particularly high for surveyors because Land Surveying is a profession that requires attention to detail and the need to work under demanding time schedules. Fulfilling such demands often takes place at the expense of personal and professional needs. This continuing education course provides information for the land surveyor to prevent burnout plus strategies to revitalize his or her career.
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Construction Surveying: Roadway Route Surveys

7 Hours
In this course, the surveyor will learn the surveying procedures used to perform a roadway route survey. Additionally, the surveyor wil...

In this course, the surveyor will learn the surveying procedures used to perform a roadway route survey. Additionally, the surveyor will learn some of the pertinent design principles of geometric roadway design used by transportation designers. These include: The use of superelevation (or banking of curves), tangent to curve transition, sight distances, and design speed.

  

7 Hours
Online
Elective

Floods Happen: Where and Why

1 Hours
Expand your understanding of large floods, including the USGS, statistics, streamflow data and gaging stations. ...
Expand your understanding of large floods, including the USGS, statistics, streamflow data and gaging stations. 
1 Hours

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