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This seminar includes two tracks; one focused for survey technicians and the other focused for the professional land surveyor.

Registration Info

Member Price: $150

Non-Member Price: $300

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Survey Laws, the PLSO, and You

Speakers: David Icenhower, PLS; Ann Alves, LSIT; Dennis Studeman, PLS

Through explanation and discussion of RCW 58.09, WAC 332-120, WAC 332-130, and other pertinent survey-related laws, this presentation will highlight some of the standards that all surveyors are required to meet. The concept of professionalism will guide a discussion on the application of these laws. This presentation will also showcase how the Public Land Survey Office (PLSO), within the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is an indispensable resource for land surveyors.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FAA 107 Preparation

Speaker: Robert Molena, Aerotas

This course is designed to show you how to prepare for the FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft General exam. It will dive into the various topics covered in the exam, including new regulations, the test registration process, and other helpful insights. Are you ready to become a commercial drone pilot? We'll show you how.


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Certified Federal Surveyor Program Standards of Practice

Speakers: Glen Thurow, PLS, CFedS Program Manager &

Tasha Huhta, CFedS Training Coordinator

The CFedS Standards of Practice provide the operational requirements for CFedS in both Federal and State Authority surveys. In addition to the standards, an in-depth review of the CFeds Program Handbook will also be covered. Current CFedS who attend and pass a related quiz will receive one continuing education credit. This presentation will also interest those individuals who contemplate becoming CFedS in the future and wish to improve their professional credentials.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced Record Research for the PLSS

Speaker: Robert Femling, Geographic Sciences Branch Chief & Jo Berg, Land Law Examiner

This presentation will provide an in-depth review of proper record research as part of the evidence collection process in making field boundary determinations when surveying in the PLSS. This record research includes consideration of corner records, Master Title Plats, Supplemental Survey Plats, field notes, Land Patents, Control Document Index, and other public and private Land Status Records. CFedS who attend and pass a related quiz will receive one continuing education credit.

CFedS Credit Available!

This course qualifies for 2 CFedS credit hours. For those requiring CFedS credit, an additional $25 will be payable the day of the seminar.

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New issue of the Evergreen State Surveyor now available!

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BRPELS Public Hearing for

WAC 196-25 

November 30, 2022 - 2:00 PM

In-person or virtual options available

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New Outreach Posters Available

Participating in career technical education (CTE) events, STEM events, and events focusing on school counselors, has proven successful. Special thanks to Trent Keenan for developing a poster that can be distributed at these events. The poster depicts the different paths to licensure and features QR codes along the path to resources such as Trig-Star, Get Kids Into Survey, Future Cities, NSPS CST, and more. If you are participating in an outreach event targeted toward counselors or CTE professionals and would like handout posters, please contact LSAW at

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Each webinar features an NGS employee delving into a topic of interest, and generally includes a moderated question and answer session. These webinars are geared toward geospatial professionals as well as educators/students of geodesy and remote sensing. 

Registration is free, webinars are streamed via GoToWebinar, and video recordings are made available for later viewing. 

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LSAW - New Member Benefit

FS Exam Study Course

LSAW in conjunction with the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS) is pleased to announce the availability of a new online study course. Approximately 16 hours of videos and a manual to help you prepare to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam. 

Topics: Topics included are based on the current NCEES Fundaments of Surveying (FS) exam specifications and recommended knowledge.

Presenters: Dane Courville, PLS and Knud Hermansen, PLS, PE, Ph.D.
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