Ocean Marine Insurance Agency Inc

Booth #900
33 College Hill Rd
Building 10
Warwick , RI 02886
United States

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Avoid Prejudice and Conflict of Interest

Avoid Prejudice and Conflict of InterestThe surveyor will:Avoid assignments that would create a conflict of interest.Inform the client of any business connection, interest or affiliation that might influence judgment or impair the disinterested nature of a survey.Accept compensation from more than one source only with the full knowledge of the interested parties.Not make false, misleading, deceptive or unfair statements concerning member surveyors or the surveyors services, qualifications or integrity.

Conduct Their Business in a Professional Manner

Conduct Their Business in a Professional MannerThe surveyor will:Accept only assignments that can be completed with professional competence.Advertise only in a dignified manner, being careful to avoid misleading statements.Respect the confidential nature of marine surveying.

Maintain and Enhance Their Professional Knowledge & Expertise

Maintain and Enhance Their Professional Knowledge & ExpertiseThe surveyor will participate in continuing education as required by the rules of the Society.

Maintain Independence, Integrity & Objectivity

Maintain Independence, Integrity & ObjectivityThe surveyor will:When representing the client: endeavor to present facts and opinions without prejudice.Refrain from suppressing, over-emphasizing or manipulating facts.Set fees based on work performed for a client and avoid any form of compensation that could be perceived as corrupting judgment.

Membership Class: Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®)

Membership Class: Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS®)1. Candidates must be currently practicing marine surveyors with at least 5 years surveying experience, accumulated within the past 10 years, in the field of expertise which accreditation is desired. Credit of up to 3 years of the 5 years required may be granted for related marine experience. Acceptability of related marine experience shall be determined by the membership committee and/or Board of Directors.2. Applicants must affirm that they will abide by the By-Laws Code of Ethics, Standards, official decisions and amendments to such of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).3. Candidates must complete an application form, supply a complete resume and submit for review a number of surveys as may be required by the Membership Committee.4. Candidates must successfully complete a written exam on their selected field of accreditation as prescribed by the Testing Committee and conducted by that Committee or their designated representative. Cost related to administration of said examination shall be born by the candidates. Examinations will be reviewed by the Testing Committee and submitted to the Membership Committee.5. Applicants must agree to participate in and meet all requirements of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors' (SAMS) program of continuing education as established by the Education Committee and/or Board of Directors.

Membership Class: Affiliate Member (AFF)

Membership Class: Affiliate Member (AFF)1. Applicants must be currently operating businesses or individuals either of which must provide a product or service to the marine industry. Practicing marine surveyors are not eligible for this category.2. Applicants must affirm that they will abide by the By-Laws, Code of Ethics, Standards, official decisions and amendments of such of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).

Membership Class: Surveyor Associate (SA)

Membership Class: Surveyor Associate (SA)1. Applicants must be marine surveyors who do not yet meet qualifications for acceptance as Accredited Marine Surveyors.2. Applicants must affirm that they will abide by the By-Laws, Code of Ethics, Standards, official decisions and amendments to such of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS).3. Applicants must complete an application form, provide a complete resume and submit for review survey reports prepared by the applicants from each year of experience.4. Applicants must agree to participate in and meet all requirements of the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors' (SAMS) program of continuing education as established by the Education Committee and/or Board of Directors.

Strive to Enhance the Profession of Marine Surveying

Strive to Enhance the Profession of Marine SurveyingThe surveyor will:Be competent, prompt, diligent and demonstrate respect for the survey profession. (Competence requires knowledge, skill, thoughtfulness, and preparation reasonably necessary for the assignment).Enjoy a favorable reputation within the local business community.Cooperate in developing the marine surveying profession by:Contributing one’s skill and knowledge to further the profession’s commitment to serving the public.Exchanging general information with peers and associates.Contributing to the work of technical societies, regulatory agencies, and specialized professional education.

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