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The Professional

Total Credits: 2 Professional Development Hours

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Paul T. Carey
1 Hour 49 Minutes
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It has been over sixty years since the TSA was formed and almost 35 years since the State of Texas added the word “Professional” to our license.  What is a Professional?  How do you know one?  How do you act as a Professional? 

This class will review some of the contributions on this subject from surveyors of the past half-century and these questions.  Ethics and professionalism will be examined utilizing past TSA "Short Course" materials, specifically Robert Coltharps’ October 1969 presentation.  Topics include duties to the Client, duties to the State, and duties to Colleagues, along with communication techniques and responsibilities.



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Paul graduated from St. Mary's University, Class of '78, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.  He worked as an oil field geologist in South Texas and the Gulf of Mexico until 1980.  He was employed as a Party Chief and Technician and in the San Antonio area from 1980-1986, passing the RPLS exam in 1986.  Paul opened Carey Land Surveying the same year and earned his LSLS in 2002.
In 1995, Paul formed a cooperative association with Frank Lubbock Kennedy, RPLS 1461 and succeeded Frank as President of Medina Valley Surveys in 2003. 
A the TSPS, Paul has served as President, Director, Liaison to the County Clerks Association, Chairman of the Awards Committee and Chairman of the Nominating Committee.  He currently serves as a Member of the Governmental Affairs Committee, and Education Committee as Chairman of both the Seminars and Symposium sub-committee and the Course and Speaker Development sub-committee.  Additionally, Paul is Trustee and Secretary of the TSFI and Chapter 22 President and their Representative for the past 16 years.
Paul has been involved in Surveyor education since 1985 at his Chapter, for the Conrad Blucher Institute and through the TSPS and is actively engaged today in the development and presentation of informative educational offerings for Texas Surveyors.
In the Castroville community Paul has served as: Chairman of the Historic Landmark Committee, a participant in the Master Plan Workshop, a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee and is in his second term as a City Councilman, acting as Mayor-Pro-Tem during his first term.