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James Fleming
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So I'm looking at the "Suggested References"  from the DPOR website for the LS (Not the LS-B) exam and that's a lot of material for a two hour, 50 question exam: VDOT Drainage Manual,  Road Design Manual, Work Area Protection Manual; Virginia ESC Handbook, SWM Handbook: USACE Wetland Delineation Manual; ad infinitum.

I'm aiming for the June application deadline for the October exam. If I've got to be familiar with, bind, tab, and haul all that into the exam, so be it (I darn near  took a bookcase in with me for PA, and needed most of it); but the question for the room is "Do they really draw questions from that varied a knowledge base?"

 

 

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Easy answer to you question is yes, you will see questions from most if not every one of those references, including the regulations (White book as we referred to it)

Good Luck

 

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Gary
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Ha, 

Been looking at the same list and so far have downloaded a lot of data. 

My big question is the application, I HATE doing those report of experience forms. 

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James Fleming
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Posted by: Gary

Ha, 

Been looking at the same list and so far have downloaded a lot of data. 

My big question is the application, I HATE doing those report of experience forms. 

I'm planning on doing the application the second week of May from the house I'm going to be renting in Oak Island, NC...that way I can put part of my vacation on my timesheet 🙂

You going to the Spring Conference?  I'm going to be there on Friday only. 

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James Fleming
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 I HATE doing those report of experience forms

I asked the Board staff in PA before I started in and they only made me do them going back ten years, so I cut and pasted the same thing into each form: "Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in direct responsible charge of boundary, topographic, subdivision, condominium, control, and construction stakeout surveys"   

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I hate having to fill out all that stuff from State to State. I wish they would say no need to feel out if registered in another state over 5 or 10 years. Pretty soon I am going to have references dying off. One of my old bosses can't read anymore.

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I saved all of my answers for applications to a text file. Copy and paste is a beautiful thing...

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