The California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA)
The California Land Surveyors Association is made up of Professional Land Surveyors from across the State of California. CLSA advances the interests of the profession of Land Surveying, to maintain the highest possible standards of professional ethics and practice, to encourage uniformity of practices and procedures, and foster public faith in and understanding of Land Surveyors and their work.
CLSA represents Land Surveyors, in public or private practice, whether they are employees or proprietors.
The San Joaquin Valley Chapter (SJV-CLSA)
The San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association is one of 22 Chapters throughout the State of California. The Chapter is the basic unit of the Association. Chapter meetings provide the primary focus for members and are their principal source of information about State activities affecting Land Surveyors and the surveying profession.
Chapters do have certain State responsibilities in addition to their primary purpose of coordinating meetings and programs of interest for their membership. Reports of Chapter activities are presented to Central Office before each Board of Directors meeting, in writing, for inclusion in agenda materials. The President of each chapter appoints a representative responsible for such report. Innovative or interesting programs are written for publication in the California Surveyor and/or CLSA News. Chapters encourage member participation on State Committees.
Local: Your local chapter represents you in local issues. Through your chapter representative to the State Board of Directors, the individual member can direct the course CLSA will take.
State: The Surveyor is represented at the state level through an active legislative program, legislative advocate, and liaison with the State Board of Registration.
Regional: CLSA is an active member of the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors. This Federation is composed of associations throughout the western United States and addresses regional issues.
National: Through institutional affiliation with the National Society of Professional Surveyors, CLSA is represented at the national level.
CLSA presents annual conferences which provide technical and business programs, as well as exhibits of the latest in surveying and computing technology. Seminars and workshops are presented to assist in continuing education. CLSA publishes the California Surveyor magazine and the CLSA NEWS to keep the membership abreast of changing legislation, legal opinions, and other items which affect our profession.
With over 2000 members, state and nationwide, CLSA is a prime networking resource for young professionals and established firms. Use our extensive Forum to make contact with other professionals or exchange your opinions and ideas.
CLSA provides a fully staffed central office which is available to answer questions or to provide up-to-date referrals concerning legislation, educational opportunities, job opportunities, or other issues concerning our membership. Professional liability insurance programs are available to members.