Land Surveyor Professional Development Units are available through these Home Correspondence Courses. It's not always easy finding time to attend seminars or acquire expensive on-line courses, just study these course materials at your office or home, complete the test and fax, email or mail it in. FAST SHIPPING: Courses and Completion Certificates are emailed to you, usually by the next day, or if you prefer, can be shipped via Priority Mail!

Written For The Professional Surveyor:

STATE APPROVAL: Most State Boards do NOT pre-approve or require pre-approval of courses, some of those states include: AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, KS (Min. Stds. to be pre-approved), KY, ID, LA, ME, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY. Their general requirement is that the surveyor enlist a course that is relevant, educational and furthers the surveyor's knowledge of the profession, a test or method of checking the information learned, and an official certificate signed by a directing authority. Our courses all qualify as such and are pre-approved in states that require pre-approval, including MO and TN.

Professional Land Surveyor Steve Tufte has written the courses/tests, Steve has surveyed in many parts of the country for over 25 years and is licensed in several states.

TO ORDER - You may order by credit card by adding to the cart below or email a list of the courses you need along with your name and address to: email@surveypdu.com we'll email all course materials to you along with an invoice for payment.

Courses along with instructions will be emailed to you. If mail delivery is your only option, just send us an email request after placing the order. After completing the course test, you may fax, email or mail the answer sheet to us, we'll check it (70% correct requirement) and send the completion certificate back to you via email, usually the next day.

  • "Thanks for the prompt & professional service you provide in continuing education for the Surveying Profession. The material is explained very well and in my 40 years of experience in surveying, among the best written I've seen. Keep up the good work."

    Russell Owen
    Mars, Pennsylvania

We are offering the following courses:

Boundary Surveys - Lots & Blocks

8 PDH

$99

Principles and procedures for surveying lots and blocks, with emphasis on the older subdivisions. Including review of Monumentation, Prorationing and Possession lines with illustrations and real-world examples provided.

Fundamentals of Property Rights and Boundaries

4 PDH

$49

This course covers the fundamentals of property rights in regard to boundaries. Hiatuses, overlaps, Junior and Senior rights with example case laws are discussed in this 4 hour course.

Legal Descriptions

6 PDH

$75

Writing all types of descriptions, land conveyances, easements, etc. are covered here, including principles, applications and examples.

Geodesy for the Layman

8 PDH

$99

Geodesy, a branch of earth sciences, is the science that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth, relying on datums and coordinate systems to design global and national control networks. This course presents the foundation upon which surveying, and more notably, GPS surveying are dependent upon in modern times. With the need for more accuracy and precision on a national and global scale, the basis of Ellipsoids, Geoids and various Datums involved in surveying are discussed in detail here.

Restoration of Lost and Obliterated Corners

6 PDH

$75

Chapter Five of the BLM manual. These rules and procedures have been adopted as statutes in most states for the restoration of lost and obliterated corners of the Public Land Survey.

Resurveys of the PLS

6 PDH

$75

Procedures for resurveys of public lands, from the Manual of Instructions for the Survey of Public Lands, Bureau of Land Management. Because private lands and surveys adjoin public lands, those surveyors that work within the rectangular system of the PLS will find this course beneficial.

Geodetic and Control Surveying

8 PDH

$99

Geodetic and control surveying from First Order to Fourth Order, Federal guidelines and standards of traverse and control surveying, including topographic, construction and boundary survey procedures.

GPS Guidelines and Standards

8 PDH

$99

Techniques and standards of GPS surveying according to the Bureau of Land Management and the US Army Corps of Engineers, since there's a general lack of state or local guidelines relating to Global Positioning System Surveying. A good all-around GPS course with emphasis on the popular RTK procedure.

Basic Law of Water Boundaries

4 PDH

$49

Basic water and riparian boundary laws and case law covering navigable and non-navigable waters, swamp, marshland and re-emerged lands with apportionment methods, along with term definitions and illustrations.

The System of Rectangular Surveys, Part 1

8 PDH

$99

The Public Land Survey, completed mostly in the 1800's, was performed under the method called the System of Rectangular Surveys. The extension of this system is still in progress, as are the procedures for establishing or perpetuating parts of the Rectangular System. Initial Points, Principal Meridians, Standard Parallels, Guide Meridians, Township Exteriors, Subdivision of Townships and Sections, and Closing corners are all discussed here.

The System of Rectangular Surveys, Part 2

8 PDH

$99

The second half of the above course.

The History of Surveying our Public Lands

4 PDH

$49

How America’s unique Land Survey System came to be and it’s importance to this day. The people, departments and agencies responsible for dividing, surveying and dispensing billions of acres of land, from the 1700’s to modern times.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey Detail Requirements

4 PDH

$49

The most recent ALTA/ACSM Survey standards with a test covering principles, ethics, and minimum standards.

NSPS Model Standards of Practice

6 PDH

$75

The National Society of Professional Surveyors' recommended survey standards, intended to promote uniformity at a quality level in the practice of land surveying.

Monumentation

6 PDH

$75

The Requirements, Rules and Standards according to the BLM for monumenting corners within the Public Land Survey System, i.e. the Rectangular System of the United States. Reference monuments, witness corners and accessories are explained with interpretation of aged and modern markings on corner monuments.

Special Surveys - Water Boundaries

4 PDH

$49

Water/riparian boundary principles covering navigable and non-navigable waters, with methods of apportioning and partitioning boundary lines, along with term definitions and illustrations.

Ethics and Professional Conduct for the Land Surveyor

2 PDH

$49

Standards of Professional Conduct and Ethics for the Professional Surveyor. Real world case study as applied to the creed and canons of NSPS. The standards of ethics, integrity and moral conduct every surveyor should embrace, maintain and uphold in their practice.

STATE SURVEY STANDARDS

Alabama

6 PDH

$49

Arkansas

4 PDH

$49

Georgia

6 PDH

$75

Iowa

4 PDH

$49

Kansas

4 PDH

$49

Louisiana

4 PDH

$49

Minnesota

6 PDH

$75

Mississippi

4 PDH

$49

Missouri

4 PDH

$59

Nebraska

4 PDH

$49

Nevada

4 PDH

$49

New Mexico

4 PDH

$49

North Carolina

4 PDH

$49

Ohio

4 PDH

$49

Oklahoma

4 PDH

$49

Pennsylvania

4 PDH

$49

South Carolina

4 PDH

$49

Tennessee

4 PDH

$49

Washington

4 PDH

$49

Wisconsin

4 PDH

$49

THERE ARE NO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES ON ANY ORDERS!
ALL COURSES CAN BE EMAILED TO YOU OR SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL!

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TO ORDER - You may order by credit card by adding to the cart above or email a list of the courses you need along with your name and address to: email@surveypdu.com we'll email all course materials to you along with an invoice for payment.

Courses along with instructions will be emailed to you. If mail delivery is your only option, just send us an email request after placing the order. After completing the course test, you may fax, email or mail the answer sheet to us, we'll check it (70% correct requirement) and send the completion certificate back to you via email, usually the next day.

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