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Recommended Books

This is an open book test. These and other materials can be brought into the testing facility

At a minimum examinee should bring:

  1. A Fundamental Surveying Text (with unit conversion charts)
  2. A First Aid & Safety Manual
  3. Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (NSPS)  Click Here to order.

You should review the work elements for which you will be testing. If there are areas in which you feel you need additional study, you should be able to find one or two possible books from this list to assist you. Many of these books or others like them are quite often available at public libraries or may be borrowed from acquaintances in the field.

FUNDAMENTAL SURVEYING TEXTS

Elementary Surveying, Wolf and Ghilani
Surveying, Moffit/Bossler

DICTIONARIES

American College Dictionary, Random House (or any other college dictionary)

CONSTRUCTION

Surveying with Construction Applications, Kavanaugh
Construction Surveying and Layout, Crawford

BOUNDARY

Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles, Robillard and Wilson
Evidence and Procedure for Boundary Location, Robillard and Wilson

FIRST AID AND SAFETY

First Aid & Safety Handbook, American Red Cross
OSHA Title 29, Chapter XVII, Part 1926, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry with Amendments (latest version)

NATIONAL SURVEY STANDARDS

Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for and Classifications of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
Standards & Specifications for Geodetic Control Networks, Federal Geodetic Control Committee http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/FGCS/tech_pub/1984-stds-specs-geodetic-control-networks.pdf 

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