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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Education Committee:

Kevin Genasci, Chairman

Keith Spencer



From the State CLSA Education Committee:

A guide to Professional Library Publications and Resources

For those of you preparing for the LSIT exam:

A Review Outline and

a list of LSIT Exam Preparation Publication and Resources

And for those of you preparing for the LS exams.

A Review Outline and

a list of LS Exam Preparation Publication and Resources



These documents are as of July 2010. They are fluid and subject to change. Check back after each State Board Meeting (every 3 months) for updates.

For more Educational information be sure to also check out the Scholarships and Trigstar pages in the Special Projects portion of our site.

From BPELSG:

California-Specific Professional Land Surveyor Examination Test Plan

From NCEES:

PS exam to become closed book

From PROMETRIC:

Candidate Information Bulletin PLS Examination

Chapter News:

ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEAN-UP DAY

Saturday June 4th
9:am to Noon
See Flyer


2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Workshop

The purpose of this seminar is to examine the New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards and to explore their real purpose and value - not only to the title insurance industry, but to the surveying profession and its clients, as well.

Instructor: Gary Kent, PLS, chair of the committees on the ALTA/ACSM Standards for both NSPS and ALTA.

Saturday June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
5115 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Register here


Forum on the Future of Surveying

Although CLSA was not a participant in the initial FFOS meeting, members are encouraged to participate in a comprehensive questionnaire developed from the initial meeting prior to May 31.


Merced County Surveyor

Steve Reichmuth announces that Zach Janz has accepted the County’s offer to be the next County Surveyor.
Congratulations to Zach.
Steve, thanks for your years of professional service. Your expertise will be missed.


Warren Smith, County Surveyor

for San Joaquin County releases new Guide to the Preparation of Maps


Next Scouting Merit Badge Session

Will be August 27th


ESC moved


Central Valley Chapter Awarded Chapter of the Year at 2016 Convention


Our Newsletter "The Prism" May 2016

California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2016


New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014