Join us for the Otis A. Jones Educational Institute in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center from October 6th - 8th. 

Click Here for a Full List of Courses and Instructor Bios.

Established as part of Past-President Otis Jones’ presidential goals, the first Institute was held January 5-9, 1987 at the McKimmon Center and had 43 surveyors in attendance. Since 1987, NCSS has continued to provide this educational program, typically offered every two years. The program is designed to provide an in-depth look at important aspects of the surveying profession while also creating a university atmosphere for networking, fellowship, and professional development.

To graduate, sections A, B and C of the Institute must be completed (in any order) with a total of 27 hours each. Once all three sections have been completed, the student is awarded a certificate of graduation. Section D does not count towards graduation.


Section A - Boundary Retracement
  • Wednesday, October 6th - "The Art of Retracement: Following in the Footsteps" by Gary Kent
  • Thursday, October 7th - "2021 ALTA Updates" by Gary Kent and "Hydrographic Surveying" by Jefferson Canoy
  • Friday, October 8th - "Riparian Rights" by Dr. Jerry Nave and  "NC/SC State Line Boundary" by Jim Davis
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Section B - Business Practices & Survey Application
  • Wednesday, October 6th - "Retirement & Business Evaluation" by John Amendola & Mike Pugh and "Project Management" by Toynia Gibbs, PLS and David Lee, PLS of ESP Associates
  • Thursday, October 7th - "I Want to Help You Get The Best Price Possible"
    by Robert Bailey and "Contract Basics" by Dean Exline
  • Friday, October 8th - "Professionalism, Public Perception & Profit"
    by Dean Exline and "Working with Remote and Flex Employees" by Bill Beardslee
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Section C - Emerging Issues 

Section D - Exam Reviews  

7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Seminars
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Learn
1:30pm – 5:15pm Seminars 

How do I register? Click here to complete the registration form and send to the NCSS Office using one of the methods below.

Can I participate if I only want to come for one day?
YES! You can register for each day separately. You do not have to attend the full Institute.
Can I participate if I am a graduate of the Institute?
Absolutely! You can register and receive PDHs just like you would for a regular seminar.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Rate: $114.99 for reservations made before September 14th.
Make your reservations online NC Society of Surveyors