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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:

National Surveyors Week March 15-21

GPS on Benchmarks 2015

GPS on Benchmarks 2015 Webinar
March 5, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 pm ET


Adopt-A-Road

Next Clean-up: March 7, 2015


From Gary Hall @ Smart Vents, a follow-up Guide:

Non-Engineered Opening Guide.pdf


Senate Bill 1467 (Chapter 400 - 2014)

Copy of text file


2009 Manual of Instructions

is now available as a searchable pdf.


Our Newsletter "The Prism" January 2015

New California Surveyor: "Winter 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Winter 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


California High Speed Rail Authority looking for

a Senior Land Surveyor
Closes March 5th, 2015


Santa Clara County Surveyor adds

Cadastral Corner Records (with links)


New in the Library:

Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Mercd and San Joaquin Counties
Stanislaus County - Started adding Unfiled Surveys from DF Engineering archives
City of Modesto - Added Block Books (County Surveyors copy)
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Tuolumne County - Updates to Corner Records/ROS/Parcel Maps
  added UR files
Sacramento County - updated record maps/corner records
  added Unrecorded Maps
Tulare County - Added County Surveyor link/record maps


2015 CLSA/NALS Conference


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012