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California Civil Engineering Surveying Exam Prep

Explore available study materials for the CA Civil Surveying exam.

California Civil Engineering Surveying Exam Prep Bundle Options

The CA Civil Engineering Surveying exam is an open book computer-based exam. Our Exam Prep Bundles are designed to make sure you have everything you need for exam-day success. Explore each bundle option below, or compare our bundles, to find the right study option that fits your learning style.

About the California Civil Surveying OnDemand Course Bundle

This OnDemand Course Bundle was created to help you study at your own pace, but also choose the course time frame that works best for you. We leverage over 45 years of exam prep experience when designing our OnDemand courses, offering you a thorough review of every exam topic. Our professional engineers have real-world experience and will guide you through each step of your exam prep. Your OnDemand course covers all California Civil Engineering Surveying exam topics. Choose between the 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year options. 


Every PPI OnDemand course comes with:

  • Instruction from professional engineers. Includes 45+ hours of course activities including recorded lectures, problem-solving demonstrations, recommended reading, homework assignments, and practice exams.
  • Trusted exam prep materials designed to help you pass. You'll receive reference materials, and detailed class notes.
  • PPI's Learning Hub for a custom study plan, practice exam, web books, and more.        

     

What's Included:

Course Features

Upon registration for your course, you will gain instant access to OnDemand lectures to get your exam prep started.

All presentation slides are downloadable, providing you the opportunity to take notes as you follow along with your instructor.

The course syllabus and homework assignments help you stay on track and reinforce key concepts.

Proven test-taking and time management tips from your instructor are provided throughout your course to prepare you for exam day success.

Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
California Civil Surveying Reference Manual Web Book includes 30 chapters of in-depth review covering all exam topics, plus over 220 practice problems with solutions.
Two full practice exams with 55 multiple-choice problems each, consistent with CA Civil: Surveying Principles exam format, scope of topics, number of problems, and level of difficulty.
Print Materials
PE Civil California Surveying Practice Exams Book Cover
Contains two realistic, full-length exams, each with 55 multiple-choice problems. This edition is updated to comply with the exam spec changes announced by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, who offer the California Civil (Engineering Surveying/Seismic Principles) Examinations.
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
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

California Civil Surveying Reference Manual PDF Index

  • Easily find the codes and concepts you will need during the exam with the California Civil Surveying Reference Manual Index.

PE Civil California Surveying Solved Problems Book Cover
This solved problems book contains 130 solved problems - more than two full exams worth - in approximately the same proportions as the California Civil: Engineering Surveying exam specs for thorough practice and learning. The problem scenarios are instructionally designed so that you learn how to identify and apply related concepts and equations. The breadth of topics covered and the varied complexities of the problems allow you to assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills, while step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate, efficient solving methods.
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.

Purchase Options

Select Access Period
OnDemand Course: California Civil Surveying - 1 Year Access
1-Year Access (Non-Renewing)
$1,015.75
$1,195.00

This course is a 12-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.

$1,015.75
$1,195.00
OnDemand Course: California Civil Surveying - 6 Months Access
6-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$760.75
$895.00

This course is a 6-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.

$760.75
$895.00
OnDemand Course: California Civil Surveying - 3 Months Access
3-Month Access (Non-Renewing)
$590.75
$695.00

This course is a 3-month subscription that begins upon purchase. This course will not renew.

$590.75
$695.00

About the California Civil Surveying Learning Hub Bundle

PPI Learning Hub is the go-to destination for California Civil Engineering Surveying exam prep. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides examinees through their exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day.

PPI Learning Hub is ideal if you need to review key knowledge areas and would like extensive practice to be part of your exam preparation. This bundle will also include our industry-leading print materials.


What's Included:

Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
California Civil Surveying Reference Manual Web Book includes 30 chapters of in-depth review covering all exam topics, plus over 220 practice problems with solutions.
Two full practice exams with 55 multiple-choice problems each, consistent with CA Civil: Surveying Principles exam format, scope of topics, number of problems, and level of difficulty.
Print Materials
PE Civil California Surveying Practice Exams Book Cover
Contains two realistic, full-length exams, each with 55 multiple-choice problems. This edition is updated to comply with the exam spec changes announced by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, who offer the California Civil (Engineering Surveying/Seismic Principles) Examinations.
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
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

California Civil Surveying Reference Manual PDF Index

  • Easily find the codes and concepts you will need during the exam with the California Civil Surveying Reference Manual Index.

PE Civil California Surveying Solved Problems Book Cover
This solved problems book contains 130 solved problems - more than two full exams worth - in approximately the same proportions as the California Civil: Engineering Surveying exam specs for thorough practice and learning. The problem scenarios are instructionally designed so that you learn how to identify and apply related concepts and equations. The breadth of topics covered and the varied complexities of the problems allow you to assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills, while step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate, efficient solving methods.
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.

Purchase Options

Select Access Period
Learning Hub Bundle: California Civil Surveying - 1 Year Access
1-Year Learning Hub Access
$628.15
$739.00

PPI’s Learning Hub Bundle gives you 12 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!

$628.15
$739.00
Learning Hub Bundle: California Civil Surveying - 6 Months Access
6-Month Learning Hub Access
$505.75
$595.00

PPI’s Learning Hub Bundle gives you 6 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!

$505.75
$595.00
Learning Hub Bundle: California Civil Surveying - 3 Months Access
3-Month Learning Hub Access
$335.75
$395.00

PPI’s Learning Hub Bundle gives you 3 months of access to all of the powerful features and learning hub study materials. No need to worry about renewing or cancelling a subscription. Get started today!

$335.75
$395.00

About the California Civil Engineering Surveying Print Bundle

This collection of print resources provides you a traditional exam prep experience to help you prepare for and pass the California Civil Engineering Surveying exam the first time. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current exam specs, contain thorough coverage of principles and codes, and include numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of the concepts. This curated bundle includes California Civil Surveying Reference Manual, the leading reference manual in the industry, practice problems, and the most realistic practice exams on the market.

What's Included:

Print Materials
PE Civil California Surveying Practice Exams Book Cover
Contains two realistic, full-length exams, each with 55 multiple-choice problems. This edition is updated to comply with the exam spec changes announced by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, who offer the California Civil (Engineering Surveying/Seismic Principles) Examinations.
PE Civil California Surveying Reference Manual Book Cover
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

California Civil Surveying Reference Manual PDF Index

  • Easily find the codes and concepts you will need during the exam with the California Civil Surveying Reference Manual Index.

PE Civil California Surveying Solved Problems Book Cover
This solved problems book contains 130 solved problems - more than two full exams worth - in approximately the same proportions as the California Civil: Engineering Surveying exam specs for thorough practice and learning. The problem scenarios are instructionally designed so that you learn how to identify and apply related concepts and equations. The breadth of topics covered and the varied complexities of the problems allow you to assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills, while step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate, efficient solving methods.
Customizable Book Tabs Product Image
Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.

Purchase Options

Print Bundle: California Civil Surveying
$283.90
$334.00
$283.90
$334.00

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California Civil Surveying Exam FAQs

It’s recommended that you submit your application for licensure to the Board after you have passed the NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE Civil) exam. You must schedule and sit for the exam in the quarter following the quarter in which your application and exam fees are processed and approved by the Board.
You can view the exam topics and specifications here.
The exam tests the entry-level competency of a candidate to practice civil engineering within the profession’s acceptable standards for public safety. It is administered by the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in California. You must pass the PE Civil exam, as well as both the CA Civil Engineering Surveying exam and the California Civil Seismic Principles exam in order to be licensed as a Civil PE in California.
The exam is 2.5 hours long with 55 multiple-choice questions. It’s a computer-based exam, but you are allowed to bring in as many reference materials as one trip and one box will permit. See prometric.com for the latest guidelines.
The passing rate for the exam is 46 percent. Taking a prep course can help you feel more prepared and confident on exam day. Check out prep course options here.

What Our Customers Say

Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Jesse
"The course was great. Really helped with knowing just what kind of questions would be expected on the exam, and the review material was a great reference to bring to the exam!"
Calvin
"The PPI surveying course was a good overview and provided many useful study materials. This course is particularly useful when paired with the PPI Civil PE Review Course since it amplifies some lessons you will have in the overall review session."
Jesse
"The course was great. Really helped with knowing just what kind of questions would be expected on the exam, and the review material was a great reference to bring to the exam!"
Keivan
"The study materials are very useful. The key to passing the exam is to practice as much as you can."