Utah State Specific
I'm preparing for the Utah exam and following their directions to books/sample exams on Prov I did not find any. Is anyone familiar with this site? They do provide a good reference list with a lot of case law which I'm looking forward to. If anyone can recommend any sample exams or anything specific to focus on I'd appreciate it.
This may help:
It's a good idea to study some case law, but, on the exam, think before you answer. When I took my exam for the first time in NJ and felt comfortable with what I took from my studying. When I failed my first time out, I couldn't understand why so I hit the books hard again. After three or four months of getting up at 4 AM to crack the books open, I was kicked back in my recliner having a beer and watching a football game, when, out of nowhere, the answer to why I failed struck me like a bolt of lightning. I answered the questions based on my understanding of case law instead of answering to the obvious reply to advise your client to consult an Attorney. We are surveyors, not lawyers.
Another thing that I found extremely helpful is highlighting key areas of your reference info and putting tabs on specific pages for quick reference. Both were great time savers.
The second time I tool the exam the version of the exam felt much easier and I walked away wondering if I had failed miserably as I finished much earlier than most on every part of the exam, and I was kicking myself for not going back to review my answers, but, on Valentines day in 1993, I checked the mail, and there it was, the golden envelope. I was afraid to open it because it seemed thin. With a tone of hesitation, I held my breath, opened it and found out that I had passed. Aside from the day my daughter came into my life, that was the most gratifying day ever.
Best of luck on your exam, I hope you get the feeling of accomplishment that I did. There's no better feeling and it opens you up to a ton of new experiences and opportunities.
Utah Council of Land Surveyors used to put out a good study guide. You can build your own by making a binder with the survey related laws in it. Unless it's changed recently you won't need much else for Utah Stste specific. Maybe a blm glossary or blacks law.
Try going to the website for the Utah Council of Land Surveyors that thebionicman mentioned, ucls.org, checkout the resources tab. I got licensed there in 1997, test has probably changed a lot over the years.