About CLSA

The goal of the California Land Surveyors Association is to promote and enhance the profession of surveying, to promote the common good and welfare of its members, to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of professional ethics and practice, and to elevate the public's understanding of our profession. CLSA represents all land surveyors, whether they are employees or proprietors, whether in the public or private sector.


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. This web site also hosts the online newsletters for various local chapters.

The surveyor is represented at the state level through an active legislative program, legislative representative, and liaison with the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

CLSA is an active member of the Western Federation of Professional Land Surveyors. This federation is composed of associations throughout the western United States and addresses regional issues.

Through institutional affiliation with the National Society of Professional Surveyors. CLSA is represented at the national level.

Education Opportunities

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.

Business and Professional Services

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. Health and professional liability insurance programs are available to members.


CLSA offers a wide variety of publications. Click here for more information.