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California Civil Surveying Reference Manual

Available in Print or eTextbook

The Reference Manual for the California Civil Surveying Exam!

George Cole’s California Civil Surveying Reference Manual offers a complete review for the California Civil: Engineering Surveying Exam. This book is updated to the latest exam specs and serves as a comprehensive reference manual designed to help you pass the California Civil: Engineering Surveying exam the first time!

Features Include:

  • 30 chapters provide an in-depth review of California Civil: Engineering Surveying FS exam topics
  • 2 NEW chapters on Accuracy Standards and Aerial Mapping*
  • Exam-like practice problems to help the examinee prepare for the kinds of questions they will see on the exam, and the examples and the extra problems will give them further practice in applying the concepts taught in each chapter
  • Over 220 practice problems to build the reader’s problem-solving skills, hundreds of equations, figures, and tables, industry-standard terminology and nomenclature, and equal support of U.S. customary and SI units
  • Extensive index contains multiple entries for each topic, so the examinee can easily find the codes and concepts they will need during the exam

Topics Include:

  • Mathematics Basics
  • Field Data Acquisition
  • Plane Survey Calculations
  • Land Planning and Development
*eTexbook access benefits include:

  • One year of access
  • Ability to download the entire eTextbook to multiple devices, so you can study even without internet access
  • An auto sync feature across all your devices for a seamless experience on or offline
  • Unique study tools such as highlighting in six different colors to tailor your study experience
  • Features like read aloud for complete hands-free review
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
$135.00

FAQs

It is an 8-hour exam. It contains 80 total questions: 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour AM session, and 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour PM session.
The PE structural exam is the only open-book exam remaining. All other PE exams are now closed-book computer-based exams, commonly referred to as CBT.
The PE exam can be difficult. The exam tests your competency in all aspects of engineering and should not be taken lightly. You should plan on taking several weeks to prepare and study before sitting for the exam. To see the average pass rate of first time test takers during the last exam, click here.
The PE exam tests for a minimum level of competency in engineering. You need a minimum of four years of post-college work experience to be able to sit for the exam.

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