Professional Ethics Online Training: Dilemmas and Solutions

Because their work directly affects the health, safety, and welfare of the public, engineers and planners have a responsibility to adhere to the highest principles of ethical conduct.  In this two-hour online training, you'll review 10 commonly encountered ethical dilemmas and their appropriate solutions. For example, the course will explore the following scenarios:

  • You are working for a public client and they direct you to take an action you do not believe is in the best interests of the public. What duties do you have to the public and to your client?
  • You work for the county and your brother owns property in the adjoining county that will benefit from an action you will be involved in for your employer. What are your responsibilities?


Course Instructor

Justin Weinberg is a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan PA. He is an attorney licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa and has taught ethics-related courses for practitioners for the past 10 years

Accessing the Course

This training is offered via the course management system Canvas. Upon completing your online registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. To access the course, please visit Canvas and log in with your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password. Once you have been enrolled, your course will appear on your Canvas dashboard.

If for any reason you do not have access to the course after enrolling, please contact Katherine Stanley at for assistance.

Technical Requirements

Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer work best for this course.


To the best of our knowledge, this course meets the continuing education requirements for 2.0 ethics-related Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107.

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.