Surveying (FS & PS) Study Products

The Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams are the required exams on your path to becoming a professional licensed surveyor (PS). The FS exam is designed for those that have completed or are close to completing an undergraduate surveying degree from an ABET-accredited program. The PS exam is designed for those that have passed the FS exam and have gained at least four years of professional experience.

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Surveyor Reference Manual
$174.25
$205.00

The Reference Manual every Surveying examinee needs!

George Cole’s Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) offers a complete review for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam. This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference manual available, and is designed to help you pass the NCEES FS exam the first time!


Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition features include:

  • 44 chapters provide an in-depth review of FS exam topics
  • Introduces many subjects covered on the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam
  • Enhanced coverage on aerial mapping
  • 8 appendices containing essential support material
  • Over 300 practice problems to build your problem-solving skills
  • Over 120 common surveying terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary
  • Hundreds of equations, figures, and tables
  • Industry-standard terminology and nomenclature
  • Example problems that demonstrate how to apply the concepts presented

Topics Covered

  • Algebra, Basic Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
  • Field Data Acquisition
  • Plane Survey Calculations
  • Geodesy and Survey Astronomy
  • Cadastral and Boundary Law
  • Mapping
  • Specialty Surveying Areas
  • Accuracy Standards

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Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam
$85.00
$100.00
Available in Print or eTextbook

Build exam-day confidence and strengthen time-management skills

Completely up-to-date to the NCEES CBT exam specifications, Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam, Fifth Edition contains a 110-question exam matching the specifications for Knowledge Areas and topics, and for approximate problem counts within those Knowledge Areas for a better exam prep experience.

Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam, Fifth Edition (SVFPE5) features include:

  • 110 multiple-choice problems presented in two sessions of 55 problems each
  • Problems reflect the format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty of the NCEES computer-based Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam
  • Like the FS exam, an average of 3 minutes is required to solve each problem in this book
  • Step-by-step solutions to quantitative problems demonstrate efficient problem-solving approaches
  • Qualitative solutions explain the correct answer, and present related supportive information such as surveying laws, regulations, and history
eTextbook 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
  • Regular content updates
Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam
$89.25
$105.00
Available in Print or eTextbook

Build exam day confidence and strengthen time-management skills

Updated to January 2019 exam specs

Completely up-to-date to the NCEES CBT exam specifications, Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam, Fourth Edition contains a 100-question exam matching the specifications for Knowledge Areas and topics, and for approximate problem counts within those Knowledge Areas for a better exam prep experience.

The NCEES changed exam specs now include deeper coverage of topics like ALTA/NSPS land title surveys; control networks and geodetic network surveys; construction surveys; boundary surveys; route surveys for alignments and utilities; topographic surveys; surveys to establish new parcels, lots, or units; as-built/record drawing surveys; and consultation surveys.

Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam, Fourth Edition includes:

  • Explanations for the CBT format
  • New problem types (alternative item types (AITs))
  • Tips for passing the PS Exam
  • List of additional and reliable reference materials
eTextbook 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
  • Regular content updates
Surveying Solved Problems, Print
$89.25
$105.00

Problems and Detailed Solutions for Comprehensive Exam Prep

This solved problems book contains over 900 multiple-choice problems representing a broad range of topics on both the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) and Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exams. 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.

Surveying Solved Problems, Fifth Edition (SVSP5) will help you:

  • Familiarize yourself with the exam topics
  • Practice using the appropriate NCEES-supplied reference
  • Connect relevant surveying theories to challenging problems
  • Identify accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches
Casio Calculator OnDemand Lessons - 90 Days (Includes Calculator)
$67.15
$79.00
Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use the Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. This package includes the calculator and access to 12 easy-to-follow video lessons which will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success.

You can follow along with the online lessons anytime and anywhere, and all at your own pace. Each lesson contains step-by-step videos that demonstrate calculator functions most likely to be used on exam day.

You will have unlimited access to the online lessons for 90 days after purchase. They are an excellent reference tool throughout your exam preparation, and will give you added confidence when taking your exam.

Lesson Topics:

  • Base-N Operations
  • Basic Operations
  • Basic Setup and Modes
  • Complex Number Calculations
  • Distribution Calculations
  • Equation Calculations
  • Function Calculations
  • Inequality Calculations
  • Matrix Operations
  • Statistical Operations
  • Symbolic Math
  • Vector Calculation

Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms
$40.00

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.

This edition is updated to incorporate over 500 new definitions and modify approximately 150 others. The 2005 revised edition contains over 100 more pages than its predecessor but is still compact and easy to handle.

A colorful jacket has been chosen for the book, so as to give it a distinctive look from earlier editions. Recommended by the CST Board.

NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam, Print
$30.00
This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Fundamentals of Surveying exam format and content. This edition has 36 new items, including alternative question types such as fill-in-the-blank and matching.
NCEES Principles and Practice of Surveying Practice Exam
$30.00
Contains the same great questions published in previous versions of this book along with updated exam specifications effective January 1, 2019.

This book contains 50 questions and solutions to familiarize you with the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam format and content. Seven new questions in alternative formats are included, along with the same great questions you've seen in previous versions of this book and the online practice exam.
PPI Customizable Book Tabs
$18.00
Quickly locate important information on exam day with these 48 multi-colored customizable book tabs.

The Ideal Tool for Organizing Information in Your References:

  • Simple to affix to a book page
  • Easily customizable with permanent marker (Sharpie)
  • Tear resistant thanks to their special design
  • 48 multi-colored 1-1/4" x 1/2" tabs (two sheets)

Please note: Not all state boards allow the use of tabbed reference materials during exams. Confirm with your state board whether you are permitted to use tabbed references.

This product is non-returnable.

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