Congratulations to the June 2019 CFedS


  • Eric Ansart
  • William Bradley
  • Paul Fridley
  • Julia Keilman
  • Richard Mulliken
  • James Nordlund
  • Peter Paulus
  • Quentin Schukar
  • Robin Suber
  • David Ulrey

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2019 APLS Conference - Private-Federal Boundary Determination

For those CFedS who attended the Arizona (APLS) 2019 Convention CFedS Workshop: Private-Federal Boundary Determination – Scottsdale, Arizona May 9, 2019, you can download the workshop handout by selecting the link below.

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

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Washington DC Chief Cadastral Surveyor Announced

The BLM is happy to announce that Dominica Van Koten has been selected as the new permanent Washington DC Chief Cadastral Surveyor. Dominica has spent the last 11 years as the BLM Eastern States Office, Chief Cadastral Surveyor.

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February Exam Results

The results from the February 6, 2009 examination are in. Of the 41 people who took the exam (or parts of it), 30 of them now Certified Federal Surveyors! Congratulations! 25 trainees took all three parts for the first time and 76% of them passed the entire exam (this is a 26% increase!).

The “20 Week Method” continues to be very successful. The 20 Week Method divides the training material into 2-week sections; with a conference call between each section. Of the “20 Week Method” trainees that took the exam, for the first time, 82% passed. Of the other trainees that took the exam for the first time 69% passed (which is up by 39% this time).

So it seems that the “20 Week Method” significantly increases your chance on passing the exam. See 20 Week Method for more information.

The exam is divided into three units. Here are the results for each unit:

  • 34 people took Unit #1, 97% passed
  • 41 people took Unit #2, 73% passed
  • 35 people took Unit #3, 98% passed
These are up an average of 8%. Unit #2 continues to be the most difficult Unit, but the passing rates our increasing for it.

Some of the trainees were retaking a failed unit; of the 11 units re-taken 7 were successfully passed (64%). Good job!

Here are a few post exam comments from our students:

  • “The CFedS course material has been incredibly educational and has made a significant impact in the way that I look at every job that I undertake.”
  • “Now that all the dust has settled, I wanted to send a note to thank you for
  • your encouragements during the past 20 week study period. I appreciate how
    you were always positive and proactive in helping all of us get through the
    7 chapters, quizzes and final exam. Thank you very much.”
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to you and Dennis and Ron and all the others for all you are doing with the CFedS course.
  • The course is a great learning experience and I too wish that it was around when I was starting out.
    I think the 20 week course worked well for me and I’m sure most of the others. I felt well prepared for the final test.
    Glad it’s done. Like the guy said, now what do I do with my weekends?“

For those of you that passed this exam, congratulations and we will honor you at the CFedS Banquet, to be held next year at the ACSM conference, in Phoenix, Arizona in late April, 2010.

We know the examination is difficult and that you have to work hard at passing it. We are proud of all of you!

Added: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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