December 01, 2020


7:45am EST – 4:00pm EST


Online - Course

Contact Hours



This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.

The study of professional ethics is more than simply a hypothetical exercise, it is the very foundation of engineering practice.   Many practicing engineers in the United States swear an oath to uphold the “Obligation of an Engineer” upon completion of their degree.  Among other things, the Obligation pledges integrity, respect, and honesty for the good of the public.  This course will explore the history of professional ethics; the ethical canons upheld by national engineering societies; and the narrow line that separates legal and professional responsibilities.

Continue your personal and professional development with this course, which addresses the importance of holding paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of your professional duties.



Module 1: What is Professional Ethics, and why should you care?

Module 2: The Canons of Engineering Ethics

Module 3: Liability Versus Professional Accountability

Module 4: A Study of Current Events


Trygve Hoff

Trygve Hoff, PE, is the Northeast Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA). Tryg graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and his professional experience ranges from environmental consulting in Ohio, to architectural engineering in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. Tryg has been promoting resilient infrastructure with the ACPA since 2012.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for professionals within the engineering and construction industry with an interest in discussions on ethical responsibilities and decision-making for designers, inspectors, and contractors. It is also designed to provide 1 Professional Development Hour for Professional Engineers whose out-of-state licensure (i.e. MD, DE, NJ, etc) requires professional ethics training.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $50.00
State/Federal: $85.00
Private Industry: $200.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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