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Presenter: Russell W. Olsen

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Springfield, IL

Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-529-7777

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:00 pm

Illinois Land Surveyor Licensing Law:
Compliance and Enforcement Procedures

   Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation update
   Investigations and contested cases
   Disciplinary actions and penalties
   Board enforcement case studies

Complying with National Society of Professional Surveyors’
Creed and Cannons

   Practicing in areas of competence
   Preventing bias and the influence of personal self-interest
   Preserving client confidences
   Solicitation of business

Handling Ethical Issues in Land Surveying Practice

   Regulation of firms providing professional surveying services
      • Practice with non-licensed professionals
      • Supervision and control of non-licensed professionals
   Engaging in appropriate supervision and review
   Signing, sealing and control of surveying documents
   Prevention of unauthorized practice
   Complying with Illinois procurement rules

Complying with Minimum Standards of Practice

   Land title surveys 
   Boundary surveys
   Condominium surveys 
   Subdivision surveys
   Mortgage inspections 
   Topographic surveys
   Parcel legal descriptions

Understanding the Illinois Plat Act, 765 ILCS 205

   Applicability of the Act
   Exceptions and exclusions
   Requirements under the Act
   Violations and damages

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Land Surveyors

This seminar offers Illinois land surveyors
6.0 PDHs, which provide 4.0 PDHs in
IL Statutes and Rules, and 2.0 PDHs in
Professional Conduct

Continuing Education Credit Information

This program is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to Illinois land surveyors, including the required 4.0 PDHs in Illinois statutes and rules regulating professional land surveyors and surveys and the required 2.0 PDHs in professional conduct as prescribed in Section 1270.65 of the Illinois Administrative Rules.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Russell W. Olsen

Gasperec Elberts Consulting

Mr. Olsen is Senior Survey Manager with Gasperec Elberts Consulting in Rosemont, Illinois. Mr. Olsen has more than 30 years experience as a professional land surveyor in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is currently licensed as a land surveyor in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas. He has worked on various projects including commercial, residential, transportation, institutional and municipal projects. Mr. Olsen has a thorough understanding of principles, practices and procedures for the completion of ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, boundary surveys, legal descriptions and plats of easement. He has completed numerous Illinois Department of Transportation land acquisition and topographic surveys, DuPage County Transportation Department and Cook County Highway Department Plats of Highway, and various other ALTA surveys, plats of easements and legal descriptions. Mr. Olsen has held positions as chief of survey, project manager, land survey manager and GIS project manager throughout his career. These positions have provided him with the varying experiences of construction layout, topographic surveying, boundary verification and land conveyance practices. His responsibilities have also changed depending on the specific projects and client needs. Mr. Olsen is experienced in houseline surveying services for various homebuilders. These houseline surveys include permit plats, foundation surveys, grading surveys and final closing surveys.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.