2019 Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference 

February 20 – 23, 2019

Hilton Columbus Easton

Columbus, OH

Hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter





Spouse Program Thursday Invitation and Mukha Add-On Menu

The 44th Annual Conference of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio will be held February 20 – 23, 2019 at the Hilton Columbus Easton Hotel.  We are pleased to offer a number of NEW sessions, speakers and activities to this year’s event!


Registration Sponsor:                              ConSurv

Young Surveyors Event Sponsors:        GPD Group and Precision Laser and Instrument, Inc.

Wednesday and Thursday Hospitality Sponsor:             S.A.M.

Friday Hospitality Sponsor:                   Central Ohio Chapter

Thursday Breaks:                                     City BluePrint of Toledo

Friday Afternoon Break:                         NOAR Technologies   



Session Handouts will be available ONLINE ONLY for the 2019 Annual Conference. Conference registrants will be provided with a password to access them on the PLSO website when the documents are loaded, and must download their handouts prior to the conference.  Any handouts not provided in advance will be distributed in sessions by presenters.

*Handout Hint* – download the handouts to a laptop or electronic notebook, and you can bring that with you for use during the conference.  You can select the information you need for printing after the sessions.

Spouse’s Program: Our spouse program this year will include activities in the area on Thursday and on site Friday, with plenty of down time to relax and recharge.  A visit to Mukha Spa and the Short North as well as other fun venues are included!


Cleveland Chapter CPD Event April 13

The Cleveland Chapter will host a CPD class on Saturday, April 13 

Click here for information and registration form

PLSO CPD Workshop April 26, Aurora, OH

PLSO will host a 7 hour CPD workshop on Friday, April 26 at The Bertram Inn in Aurora, OH.

Click here for the PDF Registration Form

Click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION with Credit Card

(ATTENTION non-members!!  Register with the PDF form to avoid additional processing fees – those are waived as a benefit of membership!)

Ohio Valley Chapter Hosts CPD Workshop

The Ohio Valley Chapter will host a CPD Workshop on Friday, May 10 at Belmont College in St. Clairsville.  Click here for the registration form.

Winners of 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award announced

University of Akron receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

NCEES awarded the University of Akron’s Surveying and Mapping program the $25,000 grand prize. Six additional prizes were awarded to qualifying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of surveying licensure. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. The award jury met June 28, 2018, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.

NCEES Surveying Education Award juror Glen Thurow, P.S, stated, “The University of Akron’s three-pronged approach to program growth is to invest in technology, scholarship support, and strategic marketing. This is an excellent example of how to position an institution for the future.”

The jury selected six programs to receive the following awards:

$15,000 winners :  Idaho State University; Oregon Institute of Technology; University of Maine

 $10,000 winners: Central New Mexico Community College; East Tennessee State University; Troy University

More information about the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award cycle will be posted at ncees.org/surveyingaward when available.

State Board Issues Notice Regarding C of A Renewals

Attention Certificate of Authorization Holders

Auto-generated delinquent notice emails were issued to all firms that have not submitted a renewal application or to firms that have renewal applications pending approval. If your firm has submitted a renewal application through the eLicense Portal, you may continue to practice until you hear otherwise from the Board. You will receive an email from the Board stating the additional documentation needed if your firm renewal application is incomplete. If your application is incomplete, your firm will be asked to cease and desist until the outstanding documentation is received. All completed applications will receive an approval email with the wall certificate once the application has been reviewed.

The Board has received approximately 1000 renewal applications in the last several business days and is working diligently to process all applications in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience as we work out the kinks of our new online system.


The PLSO Standards Committee has been working diligently to research, compile and incorporate member comments and suggestions to the Ohio Administrative Code’s sections for Minimum Survey Standards.  The committee has now prepared a DRAFT of the results of its work, and is seeking comments from the PLSO membership on the document for presentation to the Executive Committee.


Comments should be emailed to:  PLSO2018Standards@gmail.com

and must be received by Wednesday, July 11

NGS Releases Blueprint for NATRF 2022

NGS has posted a document detailing the plans for NATRF 2022 project.

CLICK HERE to view the information.


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