Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."


CLSA Central Valley Chapter Meeting Information

You will find details on the February 2014 meeting of the CLSA Central Valley Chapter below. Please contact any of the chapter officers with questions about the meeting.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM
  • Location: Perko's in Modesto (901 North Carpenter Road)
  • Speaker: Pat Tami, PLS
  • Topic: NCEES new exam formats, procedures and schedules.
Pat Tami

Patrick Tami, PLS, Principal Surveyor with R.E.Y. Engineers, Inc. will be speaking on The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) new exam formats, procedures and schedules. Mr. Tami was recognized, in 2011 with the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for his dedication and service to the engineering and surveying professions. He has been involved with numerous professional associations and legislating boards during his 34 year career. As a staunch supporter of the licensure process Mr. Tami has been actively involved, at both the state and national level, in developing, proctoring and grading the license examinations for both the Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Professional Land Surveyor (P.L.S.).

As a former NCEES Western Zone Vice President, he represented engineering and surveying licensing boards from 13 western states and two U.S. territories. Originally appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006 to the California Board for Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologist (BPELSG), he was named President of the board in 2008. Mr. Tami was reappointed in to the BPELSG in 2012 by Governor Brown and continues to serve as the Professional Land Surveyor.

About NCEES: The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization composed of engineering and surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An accredited standards developer with the American National Standards Institute, NCEES develops, scores, and administers the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure throughout the United States. NCEES also provides services facilitating professional mobility for licensed engineers and surveyors. Its headquarters is located in Clemson, N.C. For more information please visit http://ncees.org.

Pat's Powerpoint

Meeting Notice

Meeting Minutes

Proposed Changes Board Rule 416

This information is to document the discussion that we had about Board Rule 416- I did not have it available to all at the time of the discussion.

"Conviction of a crime" vs. "Crimes or acts"

Complete Document - 20140212 Meeting Materials

Contact the board with your views

Chapter News:

Holiday Social Event

Wednesday, December 6th

Our Newsletter "The Prism" September 2017

California Surveyor: "Issue 185"


BPELSG New corner_record_instructions

"It is important to understand that effective April 1, 2017, all new Corner Record submittals must use the new form."

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin:Fall 2017

New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps

CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014