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Welcome to the California Department of Transportation LS/LSIT Exam Preparation course.

This course is intended for Caltrans employees preparing for the California Land Surveyor (LS) or Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) examinations.
Materials presented in this course are typical of examination subjects and are not intended to be a comprehensive, complete, or exhaustive coverage of the entire scope of land surveying practices.
Users of this workbook and accompanying videos assume all responsibility for its use.
Caltrans, the Editor, and the various contributors to the workbook and accompanying videos do not accept or assume any responsibility for its use, including responsibilities for errors, omissions, and oversights in preparation of the materials included in the workbook and accompanying videos.
Users of this workbook and accompanying videos should contact the California State Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists regarding their current rules and schedules for LSIT and LS Examinations prior to taking either examination.
This course is designed so that you may study at your own pace. You may view or print each section of the workbook as needed, and view the corresponding video using Windows Media Player. To get the most out of the course be sure to read the Introduction first.

The following Course files are Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files. Each chapter can be downloaded. To download the chapters, right click on the chapter name and select 'Save Target as' from the popup choices.

Although surveying technology has changed dramatically since this study course was developed in the early 1990s, the basic principles, concepts and math have remained the same.

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