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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June Exam Results

The results from the June 5, 2009 examination are in. Of the 73 people who took the exam (or parts of it), 48 of them are now Certified Federal Surveyors! Congratulations! 61 trainees (this is a 244% increase from the Feb. exam) took all three parts for the first time, and 66% of them passed the entire exam.

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, about 70% passed. Of the other trainees that took the exam for the first time, 52% passed.

The “20 Week Method” continues to significantly increase 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:

  • 62 people took Unit #1, 100% passed
  • 73 people took Unit #2, 68% passed
  • 66 people took Unit #3, 89% passed

Unit #2 continues to be the most difficult unit.

Some of the trainees were retaking a failed unit; of the 14 units re-taken 10 were successfully passed (71%). Good job!

Here are a few comments from our students:

Before the exam ---

  • “Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciate all of your hard work and help during this 20 week session! Whether I pass the exam or not this course was extremely worth while for the added knowledge and insight. I will be using much of this information during the rest of my career. It seems that the more that we learn, the more we realize how much we do not know!” --- from a 20 Week participant.
  • “You have no idea how nervous I was taking the test. I have taken and passed 13 state exams with little or no difficulty, but the CFedS exam scares the heck out of me. I really don't know why, but it does. I think because I put so much stock in what I learned from the program. It will be the crowning achievement of my career!”

After the exam ---

  • A surveyor licensed in 6 states and a 20 Week participant: “I thought I had a high level of knowledge about surveying, but the C-Fed class truly taught me that there is always more to learn. I must say, that I now agree with the statement that you made in the beginning. My C-Fed certification was tougher than any of the tests I took for my professional surveying licenses, especially the preparation and study time. Thanks for all your help!”
  • “The program and the lessons are very well done and contain a lot of important knowledge I heard for the first time. I wished I would have this 20 years ago when I came to this country and really struggled for a while to get any valuable info.” --- from a West coast registrant.

For those of you that passed this exam, congratulations. 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 who have taken up the change of CFedS training!

Added: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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