Welcome to Learn CST
This website is a collaborative effort between the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and Spatial Media. Our purpose is to assist those planning to take the Certified Survey Technician (CST) exam.
The Learn CST site is simply one tool available to students to help them prepare for the NSPS CST examination. However, the material on this site and the questions for each quiz should not be considered a comprehensive treatment of the surveying subjects presented nor relied upon as a sole source of information in preparation for the exam.
Each student must assess their current level of competency and pursue further study beyond this site in order to successfully complete their CST exam.
Scroll down for available study modules and additional information about becoming certified.
CURRENT CLASSROOM: WINTER 2023 (JOIN ANYTIME)
Our winter classroom runs January 6th through March 24th. Spring class runs April 7th through June 30th.
Check out our registration options or learn more about the exam application process.
JOIN OUR QUARTERLY CLASS OR STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE
We offer training for CST levels I, II & III
Did-U-know? There's currently a shortage of qualified survey technicans. Employers are actively seeking out CSTs nationwide.
Complimentary course prospectus
Save time and effort by reviewing the LearnCST prospectus, providing an overview of the CST work elements, study guide and more. When you’re ready to target an examination date, join our Fast Track classroom.
Quarterly Fast-Track Classroom
Every 90 days, the CST board offers examinations to those that are ready. Our paid quarterly class is arranged to guide you through CST’s work elements and arrange the soonest possible examination date. Full access.
CST is a four level program with field and office tracks
Purchase an annual pass and receive access to all levels
You may also purchase access level to level, for the following:
Level 1: basics
Level I addresses basic field operations, types of surveys and relevant equipment and procedures used in these functions. Additional work elements focus on computational ability, survey note taking, drafting/CAD and map reading. We’ll also address first aid skills and safety.
level 2: Field
Level 2 field certification addresses more advanced field operations, including types of surveys and relevant equipment and procedures used in these functions. Additional work elements focus on computational ability, survey note taking, drafting/CAD and map reading.
level 2: office
Field certification is offered in two varieties, office and field. You can choose to become certified in one track or both. Office II addresses basic field operations, types of surveys and relevant equipment and procedures used in these functions. Our core focus becomes the modern office.
level 3: advanced
Field track students choose between Party Chief Boundary or Construction while the office track builds towards certification as Chief Computer Operator. Our approach with level 3 changes, utilizing hundreds of custom questions prepared by our instructor panel…
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Who uses the CST program?
Since 1987, the CST program has certified thousands of technicians nationwide. The land surveying profession is evolving rapidly.
Learn CST has helped me prepare for both the level I and II exams. I value their supplementary material on evolving technologies and the ability to reach out to an instructor for guidance...
Maser Consulting Engineers, Inc.We see CST certification as vital and encourage all technicians in our firm to become certified. Learn CST's webinars and study material have proved valuable over the last few years...
Dr. Richard Elgin, PS, CE
Having taught land surveying for many years while owning a surveying enterprise, I'm well aware of the value CST provides in determining one's aptitude, both from a job placement and career advancement perspective.
Don Falken, PS, CST Level IVAs a level IV technician and licensed surveyor, I know first hand the challenges our industry is dealing with in determining skill level(s) in the face of evolving technology. CST is an effective means for technician and employer alike...
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Fall class certification date = April 2023
Employer and other group packages are available.