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Presenter: Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 pm CDT

Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice

   Can ethics be taught?
   Concept-based ethics vs. rule-based ethics
   The newspaper test
   Care-based thinking – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
   Greatest good for the greatest number of people
   Environmental ethics
   Harassment in professional settings: ASCE, Canon 8: treat all persons fairly

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.14 (Mojave)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com.

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Professional Engineers:
   1.0 Ethics PDH

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities

   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
      New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB

Eric O. Pempus is a risk manager with DesignPro Insurance Group, A Wichert Insurance Agency. For the last 15 years, his risk management focus has been in professional liability insurance, and construction and land use law for the design professions and the building industry. He combines this background with his 25 years of previous experience in the practice of architecture, engineering and construction management. Mr. Pempus is a professional practice adjunct professor who has taught graduate level courses for the last 33 years at Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design, including “Leadership, Ethics & Office Management,” “Contract & Planning Law” and “Construction Management.” Mr. Pempus is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the AIA National Ethics Council. He has presented numerous risk management and loss prevention continuing educational programs to design professionals across the United States and Canada. He is a construction law attorney, a licensed architect and a licensed property & casualty insurance professional.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $50.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $50.00

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