The Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) exam is most likely the toughest professional surveying exam in the entire country. Instead of a national (6 hour) and state (1 – 3 hour) exam, the Texas RPLS exam has been uniquely created to imperiously test Texas surveyors on laws, practices, skills and techniques required to be a surveyor in the Lone Star state.  NLC Inc. is one of the few resources available to help applicants list, process and understand the exam content or test format.


  • The only comprehensive test prep designed specially for the Texas RLPS
  • Six primary topics with a wide range of sub-topics
  • Learn all about Texas-specific and U.S.-wide surveying practices
  • Features beautifully-designed PowerPoints plus dozens of hours of recorded videos
  • Over 300 practice questions cover both legal and analytical topics
  • Order courses individually or save when you buy the NLC Test Prep Bundle


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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Welcome and Test Prep Tips

Welcome from Tony, RPLS Exam Format, RPLS Exam Topics, and Test Tips

Knowing the RPLS is 90% of the battle! Learn about the exam format, exam topic categories, and tips & tricks to score big!  This introductory module is designed to present what’s ahead in the training program and help you prepare for the real-world exam.

Free Introduction

Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Statutory Law

General Rules of Procedures and Practices, Professional Surveying Practice Act, and the Texas Administrative Code

This course introduces the students to the Acts and Rules of the Texas Board of Professional land surveying. Learn how how the Board operates, who sits on the Board, what Texas expects of every RPLS, and how to stay out of trouble.

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession Basics, the Four Elements Required to Prove It and Special Case Everyone Should Know

Texas applies many of the same common-law rules as the majority of states. But understanding the adverse possession statute written by the Texas legislature is key to understanding the different statutory periods in the state. Learn them here!

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Creating and Conveying Land

Deeds, Descriptions, Boundaries, Easements, Adverse Possession, and More!

Boundaries can be created in many ways, including by words, by actions, and by law. Learn about all three types here.

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Land Description Types

Learn About Metes & Bounds, Lot & Block, the PLSS and How Texas Uses Them All.

There are several types of land descriptions and Texas has them all! Learn how metes & bounds, lots & blocks, and PLSS here before the exam. Please note that Texas has a “modified” PLSS that does not conform of the GLO/BLM “Manuals.”

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Priority of Calls

Monuments, Courses, Distances, Area, Oh My!

This course will introduce the Texas surveyor to the priority of calls system that “tells’ the surveyor what should be accepted when there is conflicting on-the-ground evidence.

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS): Sequential and Simultaneous Conveyances

Learn About How Land in Conveyed in Texas

Sequential and Sequential Conveyances are an integral part of the Texas RPLS exam. Learn about the types of parcels created by both types of conveyances as well as when junior/senior rights apply here!

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Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS):  Full-Length Practice Exam

Take A Full-Length Practice RPLS Exams Today!

Ready for the Texas RPLS exam? Don’t take it without preparing using a full-length Texas RPLS practice exam. This exam contains the same number of questions as the real exam, contains the same categories of exam questions as the real exam, and is built with one thing in mind: get you ready for Test Day!


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Don't Take Our Word For It!

“After many years of being an SIT, I was nervous about the RPLS exam.  Your course gave me the confidence to take the next step.” – Larry W.

“Moving from out of state, I needed all the help I could get.  The RPLS combo made understanding TX Rules and practices a breeze!” – Jim B.

“Texas has one of the toughest exams.  I couldn’t have gotten through studying without Dr. Nettleman’s course.” – Andrew S.


About Your Instructor

Tony Nettleman is a Professional Surveyor & Mapper (PSM), Attorney and Geospatial Sciences professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. In addition to teaching land surveying courses at TAMUCC, Tony also teaches test prep courses for surveyors, continuing education courses for attorneys and land surveyors, and serves as an expert witness in boundary, easement, and title disputes.

Gear-Up Before Exam Day!

HP 35 Calculator (Pre-Programed)

calcandprogramsYour not ready for the FS or PS exams without a fully programmed HP35 calculator. Survey programs include COGO, curves, geodesy, angle conversion, and more!

Each HP35 is programmed by Dr. Nettleman, checked for any errors, and comes with two fresh batteries.

Additionally, a free 10-minute video explains how to use your new HP35 and run all the programs you just purchased.

Includes all the HP35 programs you need to pass the LSIT and PS exams!

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Want More Slides, Videos and Practice Problems?

aaAlthough many surveyors are required to complete continuing education to keep their license, the same courses cover specific topics like legal aspects, computations and geodesy in great detail. Each course is 8 hours in length. Check them out using the button below.

Enjoy topics in Legal Aspects, Geodesy, Comps & Adjustments, Construction Surveying, Land Subdivision Design and More!

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