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Thursday, July 20, 2023 
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)


The 2021 Minimum Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys 

Presented By Gary R. Kent, PS 

Purpose of and Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Part 1 

  • Purpose and development of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey 
    • Elements of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey 
  • Ordering the Survey  
  • Surveying standards and standards of care
    Effective date 
    Other requirements and standards of practice
    Normal standard of care
    Boundary establishment
    Measurement standards 
  • Records research 
  • Fieldwork
    F. Monuments
    Rights of way and access 


Purpose of and Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Part 2 

  • Fieldwork (continued)
    Lines of possession and improvements along boundaries
    Easements and servitudes
    Water features 
  • Preparation of the plat/map of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey 
    Boundary, description, dimensions, closures
    Easements, servitudes, right’s of way, access, documents
  • Certification
  • Deliverables
    • Preface
    • Items 1-19
    • Item 20 


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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Land Surveyors:
3.0 PDHs

Practicing Institute of Engineering:
3.0 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

The 2021 Minimum Standards for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in most states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE10600325), Maryland, and North Carolina (S-0130). This course has been registered with the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers (#10124) and has been approved by the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects for 3.0 PDUs. 

This webinar has been evaluated by the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE) for compliance with the NYS Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements and has been pre-approved for 3.0 PDHs for New York engineers and land surveyors.

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Gary Kent

Meridian Land Consulting, LLC

Mr. Kent is in his 40th year with Schneider Geomatics in Indianapolis – having transitioned to part-time status in 2020. He also provides training, consulting and expert witness services as manager and owner of Meridian Land Consulting, LLC. He served as chair of the Joint ALTA/NSPS Committee responsible for the ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey standards from 1995 to 2021. He has also served on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors since 2004 and is a past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. Mr. Kent has presented programs on boundary law, easements and rights of way, surveying standards and practice, and leadership multiple times in all 50 states.