Welcome to the Texas RPLS Review Course! Passing the exam will require you to be an expert boundary surveyor, an analytical thinker, and a Texas historian. But this online course has everything you need to ready. We're excited you're here!
Welcome to the all-new Texas RPLS Online Prep Course! This series of lessons will teach you how to be a great Texas surveyor and help you pass the RPLS exam.
Welcome to the Texas RPLS Online Prep Course! Knowing is half the battle, so learn all about the Texas RPLS exam's content, length, and question types with this free, informative course.
Legal Principles of Land Surveying is one of the most heavily tested components of the FS. In this seminar, we will cover topics such as creating boundaries, deeds and descriptions, conveying land, and more! This is a comprehensive module so get ready.
Texas is a unique state because of it's been traditions: both Spanish and English. This combination of systems uses many different units of measure. Learn all about different units of length and area from all the cultures throughout Texas history.
Over two hundred years, Spain, Mexico, the Republic, and the State of Texas gave away almost 100 million acres of land! The laws, rules, regulations, and court cases that govern these land transfers from the government to private citizens are the focus on this module.
This course introduces the students to the Acts and Rules of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, Adverse Possession, and the Small Bill. Learn how the Board operates, who sits on the Board, what Texas expects of every RPLS, and how to stay out of trouble!
Boundary creation and boundary retracement are key areas of any surveying practice. We'll spend several hours on these topics and the principles behind them.
Texas has a long, deep history. From it's discovery by Spain in 1519 to modern-day land practices, the Six Flags that have flown above Texas have influenced it's culture and land practices. Learn about the history of Texas and discover facts you never knew.
Texas water boundaries share some similarities with other states, but ideas such as private ownership of navigable waters and the "gradient boundary" make Texas special. Water boundaries may not be a huge topic on the RPLS exam, but it's tested, so let's get learning!
The second part of the Texas RPLS exam - the Analytical - has a reputation for being tough and confusing. But with the right set of tools, and the right mindset, you can conquer the analytical and be a better surveyor because of it.
You've almost made it! After completing the course lectures and quizzes, now it's time to take the RPLS Final Exam. Please budget about 8 hours (4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon) to complete this exam. Don't review the answers until the entire exam is complete.
Dr. Tony Nettleman is a Land Surveying Engineer and Attorney that has been practicing for over 20 years. He holds a BS, MS and PhD in geomatics as well as a law degree. Tony has helped thousands of professional surveyors obtain and keep their licenses.