Witness TreeConsultingDennis J. Mouland, PLS

About our new logo

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The witness tree shown was drawn by a gentleman named Ted Drummond. He was a 30 year employee for DOI and drew the current Interior seal (with the buffalo). The tree drawing was first used in a Corner Restoration Circular in 1952, shortly after GLO became BLM. He and others drew some great pictures of survey evidence and restoration processes.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

About our Distance Learning Courses for Individuals:



How long are the courses?

We have courses which vary from one hour of contact time to 8 hours, depending upon the subject. The states vary in their units of measure for completing education requirements. But most offer a conversion from or to actual contact hours, which is the basis of all higher education systems. In University and continuing education environments, 50 minutes is considered an hour. Further, users should understand there is a significant compression of courses when done in a DL format. In a normal 50 minutes of live class at a conference or in a University classroom, there are interruptions, questions, and other organizational issues. In designed and recorded DL these time consuming items are eliminated. This results in some subjects being presented in a few minutes less than a live course.



How are your courses delivered and structured?

Our DL courses are in one of two formats. Some are designed to run with Adobe Reader version 9 or higher. Others are built as mp4's which allows a far wider range of devices for watching the course. We are slowly moving all courses to the mp4 format. If for some reason you are unable to view a course in the format provided, we will gladly re-produce it in a format you can use.



What do I get upon completion of a course?

You will receive a course completion certificate once we get your email confirming you have completed the course.



My state requires I take an exam proving my learning from courses. Do your courses have these?

The majority of states have no such requirement. If your state does, we have an exam for each course if you need to take one to prove your knowledge. Just contact us. For the majority of the states, your certificate of completion from one of our courses is all you will need to prove your adherence to their policies. Florida requires an electronic certificate with which we are able to comply.



Are these courses approved by the State Boards?

While about 75% of the states have some form of mandatory continuing education requirement, only a handful require pre-approval. It is up to you to know this, and to know how your state(s) measure and award credits. If you need to submit data on one of our courses for pre-approval, we will be glad to provide you the course outline and goals, and an instructor bio for your submission to them for approval. We are approved by Florida for CE credits (Provider #CE83).



What is your money back guarantee about?

If after taking one of our distance courses you feel you have not learned anything useful to your career, we will gladly refund your fee. Our courses are truly educational, not just time to spend to get your credits. Call or email if this is your situation.