Digital Copy of the Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) is Now Available - UPDATED

The Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) is now available digitally.

Please note that a few of you have had problems with the link on the BLM website.

Here is a link to The Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) on the CFedS Website.

Here is a link to the actual document where you can download the 2009 Manual from the BLM Website.

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MSPS Winter Seminar

A Case Study: Rudy Hillstrom, 180 IBLA 388

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Congratulations to the June 2014 class of CFedS Graduates.

Congratulations to our newest CFedS!

  • Toby Bolden
  • Michael Celt
  • Warren Delles
  • Lynee Forsyth
  • Grant Gourley
  • Brian Henson
  • John Ingraham
  • Dennis Layton
  • Randall Payne
  • Jeffrey Redfern
  • Steve Rude
  • Kenneth Shipley
  • Heather Sides
  • Doug Toney
  • William Whelan

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New Qualification for CFedS Program

The Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) program has recently modified the qualification for enrollment in the program. Pre-registered/pre-licensed applicants who have passed the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Surveying examination are now eligible to enroll in the program. Pre-registered/pre-licensed applicants who pass the CFedS examination will not become certified until they become registered/licensed in at least one State, territory, or the District of Columbia. In the interim between passing the CFedS examination and becoming registered they will have the same continuing education and renewal requirements as CFedS.

Providing CFedS Program training to pre-registered/pre-licensed surveyors benefits the BLM, trust beneficiaries, other Federal land management agencies, and the public by providing future local surveyors with specialized training developed by Cadastral Survey. This is unique training, to Federal standards, that is not available elsewhere. The CFedS Program training is proven to enhance the quality of surveying services offered in Indian Country as well as on the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) in general.

Thanks to the CFedS Panel for their work on this issue.

Here is a link to the Instruction Memorandum.

Added: Wednesday, September 12, 2012