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Alabama State-Specific PLS Exam - Advice Please!  


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Hello Everyone:

I am taking the Alabama exam next month and would appreciate any advice from past-takers.

I downloaded:

  • Board Acts & Rules
  • Faircloth Notes 
  • ASPLS Standards of Practice
  • My Favorite Books (Brown's, BLM Manual, etc.)

I understand this is an exam I take from my computer, at my office, and it's two hours.

Any advice, past experiences, or suggested references is much appreciated.

 

Thank You!

Tony

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It's been 26 years since I sat for it. Back then Faircloth, the Board rules and the Standards had everything you needed to know. I was surprised how many of the questions were right out of Faircloth. Looks like you've got it covered.

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Just A. Surveyor
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I believe its been 15 years but I do recall a number of questions concerning the Faircloth Notes. Any more than that is a haze. 

I found the Idaho state test far more difficult. 

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Thanks to both of you for the advice.

It may seem hard to believe, but I suspect that very little of the Alabama exam has changed in the past 15 - 30 years.

Same sources, same references, etc.

I am taking it in the next month so I'll be sure to post back here about the general experience.

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Tommy Young
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I took the test in 2008.

If you don't know who John Coffee is, don't take the test.

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