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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News Archive

February 2011 Exam Results

The results from the February 4th, 2011 examination are in. Of the 72 people who took the exam (or parts of it), 43 of them are now Certified Federal Surveyors! Congratulations!

This brings our total of Certified Federal Surveyors so far to 461.

51 trainees took all three parts for the first time, and 65% 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, 68% passed and it was 43 % for the non-20 Week trainees. Actively participating in 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:

  • 53 people took Unit #1, 98% passed
  • 72 people took Unit #2, 60% passed
  • 53 people took Unit #3, 87% passed
Unit #2 continues to be the most difficult unit.

Some of the trainees were retaking a failed unit; of the 24 units re-taken
13 were successfully passed (54%). Another way to look at this exam is based on the first, second or third

  • First attempt……… 65% passing rate
  • Second attempt….. 47% passing rate
  • Third attempt……... 50% passing rate
In total 178 units were taken and of those 141 were passed (79%).

We are proud of all trainees who dedicated the time and effort to attempt this rigorous and thorough examination.

Added: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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