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Georgia Exam Advice

Discussion in 'General Land Surveying' started by landerson, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. landerson

    landerson 2-Year Member

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    I am preparing to take the state exam for Georgia (state specific and hydrology portions). I am currently licensed in Florida and Alabama, so I am familiar with the test taking routine and procedures. I am looking for any advice for the exam (ie. references to study, what to take into the exam, tips from those who have taken it previously, where to find a practice exam, ect.). Any advice would be welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Andy Bruner

    Andy Bruner 4-Year Member

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    I can't offer advice from recently, mine was 25+ years ago. If you don't have one get a copy of the SAMSOG manual (samsog.org), it has some good study material including the hydrology portion.

    Andy
     
  3. C.Tompkins

    C.Tompkins 4-Year Member

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    HYDROLOGY
    I would grab the hydrology book from Surveyor's Workshop. I think I paid $50 for it and it was really good. You will also need the "green bible", or the Erosion Control manual from the state of GA. I think you can either download that yourself or order it from the state for a fee. YOU WILL NEED THAT!! You will need to practice working throught the math on a lot of it, especially Pipe diameters needed for certain

    State Specific
    There were a lot of ethical questions on my test, and I really don't think you could study for that, but what you can study are:
    1. State Plane coordinate system
    2. Ga Surveying History
    3. Riparian rights (navigable vs. non-navigable)
    4. Accuracy standards and what they mean

    I can't think of anything else at the moment. I think you will do fine. I am about to sit for the Alabama test. Email me what you studied on that one. Any help would be appreciated for AL.
     
  4. landerson

    landerson 2-Year Member

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    Thanks for the advice on the Georgia exam. I do have the Green Book, but i will be sure to order the other hydrology book. Do you know the name of it or is it just named "Hydrology?"

    As for the Alabama test, it was not very difficult to me at all. The main source you will need are the Faircloth notes. You will need to know the dates and names of the historical figures and acts that are found in these notes. That makes up the majority of the exam. Do not waste your time studying the perc test info that is suggested. That is a lot to try to take in and there were only 2 questions on perc tests on my exam. Know the faircloth notes and you will be fine. I finished this exam in less than 30 minutes.
     
  5. surv8r

    surv8r 5-Year Member

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    Georgia Land Surveying History and Law by Farris W. Cadle.

    There's currently a seller on eBay selling new copies for $57.36, which includes free S&H. I've done business with this Seller in the past, no problems.

    eBay Listing

    Good luck!

    David
     
  6. C.Tompkins

    C.Tompkins 4-Year Member

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    Yes here is the book I used the most. It walked you through a lot of the problems step by step. Hydrology Book

    I also second the SAMSOG Manual. I took that in as well and it also has SOME hydrology in it. Good luck and thanks for the AL info.
     
  7. C.Tompkins

    C.Tompkins 4-Year Member

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    Also where might I find the Faircloth Notes you suggested?
     
  8. landerson

    landerson 2-Year Member

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    I googled the faircloth notes and printed them out.

    You will also need to be familair with the "Standards of Practice" which can be found at the following site:

    http://www.aspls.org/Standards_of_Practice.html
     
  9. C.Tompkins

    C.Tompkins 4-Year Member

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    Thanks for the links. I now have both. I appreciate the help.
     

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