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Louisiana Laws of Land Surveying Exam 2017

The Louisiana Laws of Land Surveying Exam is an open-book multiple-choice exam that consists of 70 questions. The Test Blueprint specifies the content areas/domains included in the examination. Each question on the examination is designed to test for knowledge of subject matter within one or more of these content domains.

 

Test Blueprint

A. US Public Land Survey System (Rectangular Sections/Irregular Sections & Grants
B. Riparian/Littoral Rights
C. Prescription: Junior/Senior Rights
D. Servitudes – Rights & Property
E. Property Description: Platting, Subdivisions & Partitions
F. Recordation/Conveyances: Trespass/Surveyor Rights
G. Louisiana Horizontal & Vertical Control Systems
H. Standards of Practice: Professional Conduct; Seals Continuing Professional Development; Disciplinary Action: Licensure & Certification Requirements
I. History

Scoring Procedures

Scores are calculated based on the number of correct responses within an examination. Credit is given for correct responses while no points are received for incorrect responses. Consequently, candidates should answer each question because there is no penalty for guessing. Note that only one response should be marked for each question because questions that contain two or more marked responses or with blank responses (i.e., omitted questions) are scored as incorrect responses.

Diagnostic reports will be given to applicants not making a passing score on the exam.

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Black’s Law Dictionary

By: West Publishing

Claitor’s Law Books & Publishing Division
Phone: 225-344-0476 or 800-274-1403
www.claitors.com
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Brown’s Boundary Control and Legal Principles

By: Curtis M. Brown

Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc
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 Clark on Surveying and Boundaries 6th Edition

By: Walter G. Robillard and Lane J. Bowman

 

Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.
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Compendium of Louisiana and Federal Laws Relating to Land Surveying

By: Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS)

Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS)
9643 Brookline Avenue, Suite 121
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-925-6291
www.lapels.com

Corner Restoration Circulars, 1883-1974

  By: Carben Surveying Reprints

(Companion to the book: Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners & Subdivision of Sections which is shown below.)

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Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms

By: Joint Committee of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

and the American Society of Civil Engineers

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Builder’s Book, Inc.
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Professional Publications, Inc.
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Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location

By: Curtis M. Brown, Walter G. Robillard and Donald A. Wilson

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Nettleman Land Consultants, Inc.
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Federal & State Lands in La

By John Madden

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Claitor’s Law Books & Publishing Division
Phone: 225-344-0476 or 800-274-1403
www.claitors.com

General Instructions to U.S. Deputy Surveyors

Published by State Land Office

State of Louisiana
Division of Administration State Land Office
P.O. Box 44124
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-342-4588
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History of Land Titles in the State of Louisiana (1.16 MB PDF)
By: Ory Poret (Click here)

State of Louisiana
Division of Administration State Land Office
P.O. Box 44124
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-342-4578

Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying in Louisiana

By: Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors

Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors (LSPS)
9643 Brookline Avenue, Suite 108
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-925-5800
Email: lsps@bellsouth.net for info on purchasing

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States – 1973

By: U.S. Government Printing Office

PDF – 28.4 MB (Click Here)

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 Manual of Surveying Instructions – 2009

By: Bureau of Land Management

PDF – 37.4 MB (Click Here)

AMAZON.com (used)

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Restoration of Lost or Obliterated Corners & Subdivision of Sections

By: U.S. Government Printing Office
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Writing Legal Descriptions (in conjunction with Survey Boundary Control)

By: Gurdon H. Wattles

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