From the outside looking in, survey work – especially for damage claims – may look like easy money. All you need is a little technical knowledge of boats, a check list, a couple of how-to courses, and a clipboard, right? Print up some business cards, and you’re good to go. Except for a couple of key components: Professionalism and Ethics. What’s the real route to marine surveying as a career commitment? What is the proper place in a surveyor’s education for how-to courses and boilerplate protocol? While following a survey checklist may make the insurance adjustor happy -- and settle a claim sooner -- how can clients know they have gotten the best possible information? Join us to talk about how surveyors can build strong foundations for their practices, and how that solid ground will prepare them to handle damage claims and other processes as professionals.