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."


Professional Development:

Prof Development Logo

The Central Valley Chapter supports and encourages participation in the CLSA Professional Development Program (PDP), a voluntary program intended to encourage and support the continued professional growth and competency of land surveyors and recognize their continuing education activities. This program also provides members a means to meet out-of-state licensure requirements.


Rules and information regarding the PDP.

Online Tracking:

CLSA members may track their professional development online and print or export a report.
Click here to log on as a member. Then, click "Manage PDH";
You may print the report and email to CLSA Central Office or (new for 2013) submit your application online.


A Certificate of Recognition indicating the individual's achievement will be sent to the participant upon approval of the application package. Participants completing the program will also be eligible to use the CLSA Professional Development logo on business cards, letterhead and website. An optional wall plaque is available for purschase at a cost of $25.00.

Chapter members who are participants will have the PDP logo dispalyed next to thier names on the Chapter's Members Roster on this site. State Members in private practice will have the PDP logo displayed next to their names on the "Find a Surveyor" search engine on the State CLSA website.

Chapter Events

The Central Valley Chapter provided 33 professional development hours at its Chapter meetings in 2011 and 2012. For list of the meetings and the hours associated visit here.

State CLSA Events

The California Land Surveyors Association has provided and is providing free (to state members) webinars.

Upcoming Webinars in 2013:

  • To be announced

Register here

Past Webinars

are available in the Members Area at the state website. Once you are logged in, click "Member Resources" then "Downloads" for access.


Lidar, Sonar and GPR on Transportation Projects, Tom Taylor, August 2011
New Coordinates for NSRS CORS & More!, Marti Ikehara, November 2011
BPELSG Update, Ric Moore and Pat Tami, December 2011
Digital Map Submittals, Annette Lockhart & Landon Blake, June 2012
Prevailing Wage Law, Apprenticeship Standards and Federal Davis Bacon Wage Act, Casey Lynch, September 2012
Quality Assurance, Quality Control for Surveyors, Jeremy Evans, October 2012
BPELSG: Prevent Monument Destruction Before It's Too Late, Ric Moore, Ray Mathe, Larry Kereszt, November 2012

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events and webinars, both free and those that require payment, are posted on the Chapter Calendar.

Chapter News:

February Meeting

Wednesday, February 28th

Our Newsletter "The Prism" January 2018

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