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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:


CLSA President Jay Kay Seymour

announces the selection of California Advocates, Inc.,

to replace Association Management Services effective August 29, 2015. The interim Executive Director will be Jennifer Blevins....


Boy Scout Surveying Merit Badge

available at Sierra Valley District Midway
Saturday August 29th in Manteca


San Joaquin Delta College

"This is where we are asking for help. One of the activities for grades 9-12 is a small surveying demonstration. We have several total stations at SJDC that we can use, but we are looking for additional equipment and people to help with the project. If anyone is interested in helping on October 2, please let me know. If you are interested in helping develop the project for the students, please let me know that as well."

Danell Hepworth


California Spatial Reference Center Coordinating Council (CSRC CC)

Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Date: September 10, 2015, Thursday
  • Time: Approximately 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: PG&E Headquarters, San Francisco
  • Fees/Costs: There are no registration fees or costs to attend.
  • However, please RSVP by September 1st


Welty Engineering

is still looking for a Party Chief


AB 1303

Subdivision Map Act: map expiration dates.

The Author's office has indicated that this will provide a 24 month extension to maps within the counties of Fresno, Imperial, Kings, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, and Tulare.


From BPELSG

Notice of Department Designation Forms

Proposed Changes to Corner Reords


Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2015

California Surveyor: "Summer 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2015


New in the Library:

Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
(includes Maps and Parcel Maps, ROS estimated for September, then Corner Records & .....)
Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records


Adopt-A-Road

Next Clean-up: October 3, 2015


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014