All posts by Charles “Tony” Nettleman III, Esq, PhD, PSM

Avoiding Professional Negligence

Being “served” a lawsuit alleging wrongdoing by a past client is probably a worst-nightmare scenario for practicing surveyors. The good news is that – statistically – the vast majority of professionals will never be sued.

Expand Your Horizons, by Measuring Water Boundaries

If you are like the average Professional Land Surveyor, your practice area has been in a certain sub-specialty such as land boundaries, construction stakeout, or topographic mapping for years or decades. Water boundaries? Not so much. You are very good at what you do, enjoy it, and have built a profitable niche in your community....

Passing the California PLS Exam, Part 2

Exam content, lessons from taking the exam, and recommendations for study methods. Are you interested in passing the California PLS state-specific exam and becoming a California Professional Land Surveyor? If yes, then read on! I just passed my California PLS exam in May 2019 and can share my experiences with you. This article covers exam...

Passing the California PLS Exam, Part 1

Part 1: Requirements and Process Are you interested in passing the California PLS state-specific exam and becoming a California Professional Land Surveyor? If yes, then read on! I just passed my California PLS exam in May 2019 and can share my experiences with you. This article covers exam requirements and processes, the take-home exam, board-approved...

PS Exam Changes

The Principles & Practice of Land Surveying exam has upcoming changes, effective January 2019.  Almost every land surveyor who has gained professional licensure in the past 50 years has likely taken two exams created and administered by The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). NCEES is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing...