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Welcome to Learn CST, a collaborative effort between the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and Spatial Media. We currently offer training programs for CST Certification Levels I, 2, and 3 for which you may self-enroll below. Only one account is needed no matter how many of our courses you choose to enroll in. If you have any questions or comments email glen.thurow@learncst.com More information regarding the CST program can be found below.

The goal of this site: To help you hone critical thinking skills and pursue independent study.

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    Where it all starts! CST Level I covers the basics such as first aid and safety, field operations, types of surveys, familiar field equipment and its use, computational ability, survey note keeping, drafting/CAD, basic map reading and more.
    Level II requires that examinees demonstrate a more detailed knowledge of the principles of the profession, survey computations, types of surveys and field operations, comprehensive note taking, plan reading and preparation, ultimately deciding on either the “field” track of “office” track.

    In addition to Levels I and II requirements, Level III technicians are required to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of survey computations, types of surveys and field operations. The Level III technician possesses supervisory skills and a detailed working knowledge of standard field and office procedures. This level is presented in a weekly, classroom format.

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    Webinar on May 24th

    If you missed the webinar you can listen to the recording and download the slides and prospectus here: _______________________________________________________ Thanks for attending our webinar. As ...

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    If you missed the webinar you can listen to the recording and download the slides and prospectus here:

    _______________________________________________________
    Thanks for attending our webinar. As promised, a few links:

    Recording = https://youtu.be/nRtnqEbIgic

    Slides = http://www.amerisurv.com/PDF/what-to-expect-on-the-CST-1-exam-24MAY17.pdf

    Prospectus: http://www.amerisurv.com/PDF/learnCST-level-1-spring-2017-prospectus.pdf

    Setting up the actual CST exam

    I get a lot of questions regarding how to set up a CST exam. Here is the current information offered by the CST board on this issue. More information can be found at the following link: http://www....

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    I get a lot of questions regarding how to set up a CST exam. Here is the current information offered by the CST board on this issue. More information can be found at the following link:

    The exam is offered in two formats - Paper and Online. 
     
    Online Exams will be offered any week day and on the 2nd Saturday of each month.


    How To Set It Up
     
    The exam is taken in accordance with CST testing policies at a supervised workstation. This technology makes it possible to give the test to one person at a time from a remote testing location. The greatest benefit to exam takers is the extended availability of the CST Program to locations in their community. Other benefits include getting immediate exam results at the end of the exam.
     
    Having a proctor and location will help speed up the application process. A proctor is required by NSPS to oversee the delivery of the exam and protect its integrity. Any college instructor, professional engineer, registered land surveyor, or any disinterested third party with no potential conflict of interest can be a proctor for a CST exam. The Proctor has to agree to be in the room and observing the examinee during the entire examination. Applicants requesting a paper exam can still take their exam at a suitable testing center in accordance with CST policy. However, if an applicant can identify a suitable testing center and has an approved proctor for the exam, an on-line exam can be administered at an approved time and location. Online exams can be given Monday through Friday with any number of individuals. Saturday exams will only be available on the second Saturday of the month (see schedule above) or as modified by the CST Program due to holidays, etc. Please refer to the CST Program booklet for additional information concerning proctor and special test site requirements or call the NSPS office.

    How to register for CST Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 courses

    CST Level 1, Level 2, and level 3 are currently "self-Enrollment" meaning that you can create your own account. Start by clicking on the course you wish to study and click on the enrollment tab. ...

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    CST Level 1, Level 2, and level 3 are currently "self-Enrollment" meaning that you can create your own account. Start by clicking on the course you wish to study and click on the enrollment tab. Follow the directions and confirm your registration via the email that will be sent to your inbox. That's all there is to it. Note: Please do not enroll in the Level 3 course unless you intend to take the CST Level 3 exam in the near future. 

    If you already have an account from CST Level I you do not need to create a new account. Just log in using your current username and password then enroll yourself in the course. However, if you have not signed in to your account in 2017 it has been eliminated and you will need to create a new account. 

    You will then be able to log on, create a user profile and upload a picture if you wish. It would also be helpful to us to list the city and state you're from. If you encounter any problems send an email to: info@learncst.com.

    Statement from the NSPS CST Board

    NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOYS CERTIFIED SURVEY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM BOARD STATEMENT ON EXAMINATION PHILOSOPHY/EXPECTATIONS/GOALS The examinations assume some basic technical knowledge...

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    NATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYOYS

    CERTIFIED SURVEY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    BOARD STATEMENT ON EXAMINATION PHILOSOPHY/EXPECTATIONS/GOALS

    The examinations assume some basic technical knowledge and mathematical ability (more as one advances through the levels) but the examinee is not expected to know all answers by heart. It is an open book examination and, among other things, tests your ability to search for and find information. The examinee must be flexible and adaptive.

    The certification is something that others in the industry need to be able to rely on and so the examinations are comprehensive and require knowledge on older as well as newer technology. Knowledge of historical context in measurement science is important.

    The program is not certifying on task-specific knowledge as much as a broad based, industry-wide, knowledge relevant to the profession.

    At each level, the tests strive to assess the minimum competencies expected within the industry.

    More information can be found at: https://nsps.site-ym.com/?page=FAQs