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The site is undergoing construction. As of October 1, 2021, we will temporarily be unable to accept any new orders or registrations. If you are currently enrolled in the CFedS Program or taking Continuing Education, you should complete your quizzes by October 29 to avoid impacts from the transition. The site may temporarily be unavailable beginning on October 29, 2021, at midnight EST. If you have any questions please reach out to Tasha Huhta, the CFedS Program Manager, at

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Job Announcement

Hello, CFedS and CFedS candidates,

The Bureau of Land Management has the following vacancies: The Bureau of Land Management has multiple BLM land surveyor positions in Eastern States and Oregon. Portland OR, Falls Church VA, Salem OR, Flowood MS, Coos Bay OR, Hayward WI, and Springfield OR.

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BLM Vacancy

Bureau of Land Management Land Surveyor

Positions in Mississippi, Oregon, Wisconsin and Virginia

Opening 9/13/2021
Closing 9/27/2021

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News Archive

September, 2021

Under Construction
Job Announcement
BLM Vacancy
BLM Vacancies

August, 2021

NSPS is seeking a Learning Management Company to manage the Certified Federal Surveyors Program
Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) Technical Coordinator

June, 2021

Congratulations to our NEW CFedS!

March, 2021

February RMSS 2021 Virtual Conference Workshop

January, 2021

FLASH, CFedS and Continuing Education

May, 2020

Advanced Topics & Cases in Mineral Surveys – RMSS 2020 – Golden, Colorado

March, 2020

UCLS Conf. – St. George, UT – CFedS Workshops on Feb. 20, 2020

February, 2020

NDSPLS CFedS Workshops on February 6, 2020

January, 2020

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

October, 2019

Congratulations to the October 2019 CFedS

May, 2019

2019 APLS Conference - Private-Federal Boundary Determination

April, 2019

Washington DC Chief Cadastral Surveyor Announced

March, 2019

CLSA/NALS 2019 Convention
LSAW 2019 Conference: PLSS Calculations & Case Studies
CFedS & CFedS Candidates

February, 2019

Congratulations to our newest CFedS!

October, 2018

Congratulations to our newest CFedS!

June, 2018

Congratulations to the June 2018 class of CFedS

February, 2018

CFedS come out in force for the Western Regional Survey Conference

June, 2017

Congratulations to the June 2017 class of CFedS
ANNOUNCEMENT - New CFedS Panel Chairperson

February, 2017

Congratulations to the February 2017 class of CFedS

January, 2017

REPOST -- Course Videos Not Playing?

December, 2016

USFS Region 5, R5 A & E Professional/Cadatsral Surveying Services, IDIQ Solicitation Announcement

October, 2016

Congratulations to the October 2016 class of CFedS
Re-enrollment Policy Change

September, 2016

CFedS Program Certification Panel Chairperson/Training Coordinator Interest Announcement

July, 2016

GS-1373-12 Unit Chief Announcement

June, 2016

Congratulations to the June 2016 class

February, 2016

New Guidelines for Survey Monuments
New Cadastral Survey Indian Fiduciary Trust Manager Selected
Tribal Land Staff National Conference, Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel
Informational Meeting at the MAPPS-NSPS National Conference
Reminder from CFedS Technical Support

December, 2015

Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS) Program Recognized in the Department of the Interior (DOI) Enviro

August, 2015

IB 2015-067 is now online
The Certified Federal Surveyors Program (CFedS) Scholarship
New Program Manager

June, 2015

June 2015 Exam Statistics
Congratulations to the June 2015 class of CFedS and Certified-Candidates

March, 2015

Maintenance Update Complete

February, 2015

Scheduled CFedS Website Maintenance Update
Congratulations to the February 2015 class of CFedS.

January, 2015

Upcoming Live Continuing Education Courses

December, 2014

Standards for Federal Lands Boundary Evidence Approved

November, 2014

Cadastral Builds Program that Serves Tribes, Protects Lands

October, 2014

BLM selects Geographic Sciences Branch Chief, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Nevada
Congratulations to the October 2014 class of CFedS Graduates.

September, 2014

James Dean Claflin, thank you for your outstanding contribution to our profession!
Digital Copy of the Manual of Surveying Instructions (2009) is Now Available - UPDATED
MSPS Winter Seminar

June, 2014

Congratulations to the June 2014 class of CFedS Graduates.

May, 2014

State Board Approves Professional Level Experience for CFedS Training

March, 2014

BLM Announces New CFedS Program Manager

February, 2014

Congratulations to the February 2014 class of CFedS Graduates.

November, 2013

Ken Roy Appointed to the CFedS Certification Panel

September, 2013

2013 Land Surveyors Workshop
Veterans Affairs Approves CFedS Program

April, 2013

February 2013 Exam Statistics

September, 2012

New Qualification for CFedS Program
CFedS Website Maintenance Announcement

June, 2012

Congratulations to the June 2012 class of CFedS Graduates.

May, 2012

CFedS website is back online

March, 2012

New Management of Land Boundaries Brochure

February, 2012

New CFedS Panel Members Appointed
Congratulations to our February 2012 CFedS!

December, 2011

CFedS Program Manager and Chairperson

October, 2011

Returning CFedS Candidates Reduced Tuition Rate

August, 2011

New CFedS Email

July, 2011

June 2011 Exam Results

February, 2011

February 2011 Exam Results

November, 2010

The Next 20 Week Group Starts December 7!

October, 2010

October 2010 Exam Results

August, 2010

Unemployed Surveyor in Colorado gets Assistance

June, 2010

Results of the June, 2010 Exam

May, 2010

CFedS Program Announces Changes to the Exam Schedule and Policy

March, 2010

February Exam Results

February, 2010

Congratulations to the February 2010 class of CFedS Graduates.

November, 2009

CFedS Store Maintenance Complete

October, 2009

Getting College Credit through Oregon Institute of Technology

July, 2009

The Next 20 Week group Starts August 18!
June Exam Results

June, 2009

Congratulations to the new class of CFedS Graduates

May, 2009

Reminder - CFedS Store Maintenance

April, 2009

CFedS Store Maintenance
Still Time to Join the "20 Week" Group

March, 2009

February Exam Results

February, 2009

Congratulations to our New CFedS

December, 2008

CFedS Program Loses a Good Friend

October, 2008

October Exam Results
Congratulations to our New CFedS

September, 2008

CE Course "Introduction to the Geographic Coordinate Database" Now Available

August, 2008

ATTENTION CFedS!!! Continuing Education has arrived!

July, 2008

Boundary Surveys: Part of Time, History, Land DVD and Postcard

June, 2008

Congratulations to our New CFedS
Secretary Kempthorne encourages tribes to utilize CFedS for their surveying needs.
New CFedS Program Manager

April, 2008

20 Week Training Model

March, 2008

BLM Issues Guidance
CFedS 2008 Annual Dinner

February, 2008

February Exam Results
Congratulations to the new CFedS!

January, 2008

Registration Tips
The CFedS Certification Training Program Now Available on External Hard Drives

November, 2007

CFedS Panel Approves Responsible Charge Standard
CFedS Program Annual Report, 2007

October, 2007

Boundary Standards
CFedS Training Materials and Study Guide

September, 2007

Congratulations to the new CFedS
Registering for CFedS
Trust Matters Article
CFedS Registration Opens September 10, 2007

June, 2007

Article in POB "From the Field"
CFedS Program in Surveying Magazines

May, 2007

CFedS Open Registration
CFedS Panel Meeting Decisions
Washington Office Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Don Buhler Speak at CFedS Awards Banquet

April, 2007

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March, 2007

Original Class Approved
CFedS Panel Announced