This course is about boundary law and records research. It discusses several basic land law principles and the analysis of legal descriptions contained in deeds and other official documents that transfer interests in land. While a brief discussion is made on state boundary laws, special emphasis is spent on federal boundary law, which consists mostly of the Public Lands Survey System. The basics of that system are presented in an optional separate lesson for those who have little or no experience with the federal system. A lesson and case study on metes and bounds procedures is also presented.
- Review basic boundary law and title concepts in order to analyze interests in land
- Introduction to the PLSS fundamentals and records
- Learn about IBLA decisions
- Identify the control exercised by Controlling Intermediate Monuments
Dennis Mouland, Bureau of Land Management
Robert Jackson, US Forest Service
Ron Scherler, Bureau of Land Management
Please print the Course Map before you begin to help guide you through the course.
Each topic has a study guide associated with it. Each topic has a study guide associated with it. You can view/print a specific study guide under the Materials tab in each topic.
The Complete Course 2 Study Guide » contains everything needed to complete the course. It is included for those who wish to print everything necessary prior to starting the course. Please note that the full Course 2 study guide is 384 pages.
Upon reaching the final quiz, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly to achieve a passing grade. Retakes are limited to once per 24 hour period.