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NDSPLS CFedS Workshops on February 6, 2020

For those CFedS who attended the NDSPLS CFedS Workshops on February 6, 2020 you can download the workshop handouts by selecting the links below.

Please note that the files are large.

You will receive a total of 2 CFedS Continuing Education Credits upon successfully passing the quiz.

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Jacobsen-Downer (The Rest of the Story) Fresno, CA, Jan 24, 2020

For those CFedS who attended the Jacobsen-Downer (The Rest of the Story) – 59th Annual Fresno State Geo-Eng Conference, Fresno, CA, Jan 24, 2020, you can download the workshop handout by selecting the link below.

Please note that the file is large.

You will receive a total of 1 CFedS Continuing Education Credits upon successfully passing the quiz.

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Congratulations to the October 2019 CFedS

Congratulations!

  • Thomas Hannah
  • Joseph Kraft
  • Michael Riley
  • Aaron Skattum
  • Keith Whisenhunt
  • Adam Weirich

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February Exam Results

The results of the February examination are in! We had 55 people take the exam on February 1, 2008 either for the first time or re-taking one or more of the units.

  • For the surveyors making their first attempt at the examination 40% passed.
  • Of those retaking a portion 38% passed.
The 23 successful surveyors bring our total number of Certified Federal Surveyors (CFedS) to 163. There are now 33 states that have someone certified in the CFedS program. We have more than 500 Land Surveyors participating in the program and they are licensed in 45 states.

Point of Interest

In the last 2 exams, Unit 2 has had the lowest passing rate. A problem the beta test group did not seem to have. One of our test takers sent us the following message:

“For What it's worth. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my failure. One can honestly say that 30 days is not enough study time. I truly was not ready for the exam but stayed committed for company reasons. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and would like to say thanks to all for such hard work on a great program. I felt the test was very fair and my weakness was exploited due to lack of preparation. This will not happen again.”

The CFedS staff believes that if students take the time to study the course material and do the exercises they will do fine on the exam.

Just a reminder: March 8, there will be a CFedS dinner (at the ACSM convention in Spokane, Washington) to recognize those surveyors who have passed the examination in September 2007 and February 2008. It would be great to see all of you there!

Added: Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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