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NCEES News Release for PS Exam Content Review

February 16, 2017 | Surveyor News

NCEES is seeking licensed surveyors to participate in an online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam.

The information is posted online at A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey is scheduled to close March 13.

Thank you for your help with this important study.

“Among the First” Art Print

January 11, 2017 | Surveyor News

There has been a problem with the framing supplier for this item causing a delay in availability of this item.  Once the problem has been resolved, we will post an update.


Prints of Professions, Inc. (an art publishing company) and the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS), working cooperatively, are pleased to announce the availability of a beautiful art print, personalized, matted, and framed, reflecting the heritage of our profession in the earliest years of our nation.

Please see the above photograph of the framed image, entitled “Among the First”. The print edition is limited to 5,000 prints personally signed by artist Gary Curtis, and each print is serially numbered. The print measures 18” x 24” with the image area slightly smaller, plus the matting and framing. Printing has been done by the finest lithographic process available utilizing fade-resistant inks on acid-free paper. The framed print will be offered to the surveying profession nation-wide on March 1, 2017. Any particular print number will be released on a first-come basis to anyone requesting it if it is still available. This may allow you to obtain the serially numbered print which corresponds to your surveyors license number.

Please note there is an engraved brass plate inserted into the center bottom mat. Included in the purchase price is a similar personalized plate with your name, state of licensure, and license number (or whatever short two-line message you choose).

The beautiful wooden frame encasing the forest green outer mat and the dark earth tone inner mat nicely complement the rich colors of the image and would look great in any home or office décor. If used in your office, the purchase price may be tax deductible (check with your legal or tax advisor).

This is a most unique art print which every professional land surveyor would be proud to own, especially with the matching serial number and engraved brass plate feature. If you wish to acquire that print you must be, like those early pioneer surveyors, “Among the First.”

Mail, fax, or email your Art Order Form directly to the manufacturer.

The framed print with shipping and handling is $280.00; print only with shipping and handling is $50.00.

The American Land Surveyor — Among the First

2015 TrigStar Winner & Participants

September 5, 2015 | Events

Winner Presentation



2015 TrigStar Winner, Wally Johnson,

at the awards ceremony (Newport Central Catholic)





Winner Walter Wally Johnson at Presentation



Wally, Mr. Jason Huther (Principal of Newport Central Catholic) and KAPS Representative, Brian Cox




top 5 & Brian Cox



Top five participants and Brian Cox




15 of 18 participants & Brian Cox


Fifteen of eighteen partipants and Brian Cox

House Bill 145

March 18, 2013 | Legislation

KAPS legislative priority this session was passage of HB 145 – legislation placing licensed land surveyors under a one year statute of limitations.   HB 145 was signed by Governor Beshear in May of 2013.

Senate Bill 178 and House Bill 486

May 1, 2012 | Legislation

Also referred to as the “Montgomery Bill” by some. The bill was sponsored by Senator Vernie McGaha and Representative Terry Mills respectively. SB 178 was revised changed from a Constitutional Amendment to a regular bill revising KRS 73 to require Licensing of the County Surveyor. This bill has passed and on its way to Governor Beshear’s office to be signed. Thank you to all that helped with the passing of this bill. And it should be known that surveyors came together to make this happen. I personally know of countless meetings, calls and emails at the right time and very much needed to make this bill a reality. Thank you. Mr. Richard Montgomery, PE, PLS deserves a tremendous amount of credit for making this bill come to fruition. He spent countless hours in Frankfort moving this forward. I personally do not believe this bill would have been passed without Richard. Richard you have my sincerest appreciation and thanks for a job very well done!!!