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The 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards – An Overview

The 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards – An Overview

The 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards – An Overview

Gary R. Kent, PS
Gary R. Kent, PS
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

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Launch date: 22 Feb 2016
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Last updated: 10 Mar 2020

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The long-standing ALTA/ACSM Standards have been revised and the new version – the 9th iteration – became effective on February 23, 2016 as the Minimum Standard Detail requirements for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys. This course provides a brief overview of the new 2016 Standards to help those surveyors who may not be as familiar with the Standards as they would like and to refresh the memory of those who would like to be prepared for the 2016 version. This course may also be helpful to managers and other staff not directly involved in executing the surveys. This course does not replace Courses I-VII that cover the Standards in detail.


Outline of structure of Standards
Outline the structure of the 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards
Purpose of the Standards
Explain the ultimate purpose of the ALTA/NSPS Standards
Ultimate purpose
Explain the ultimate purpose of the ALTA/NSPS Standards
Uncertainties in boundary locations
Explain the four sources of uncertainty in boundary locations
Records research
Identify the responsibility of the surveyor with regard to records research
Fieldwork and plat/map preparation
Outline the required elements of the fieldwork and preparation of the plat/map of an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey
Table A
Identify the twenty Table A items
Gary R. Kent, PS

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Gary R. Kent, PS
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

Gary Kent is in his 33rd year with The Schneider Corporation, a surveying, GIS and consulting engineering firm based in Indianapolis, and with offices in North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Iowa. He is chair of the NSPS committee on the ALTA/ACSM (now NSPS) Standards and is liaison to NSPS for the American Land Title Association. He is a past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. From 1999-2006, Gary taught boundary law, legal descriptions, property surveying and land survey systems for Purdue University in Indianapolis where he received Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Associate Faculty Awards. He is in his twelfth year on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors and is frequently called as an expert witness in cases involving boundaries, easements and land surveying practice. Gary regularly presents programs across the country on surveying topics, and he writes columns for The American Surveyor magazine and NSPS News and Views.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 50

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