Civil Engineering Examinations Reference List

General References

The Professional Engineers Act (Business and Professions Code Sections 6700-6799)
The Board Rules (Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 400-476)

Civil Engineering Reference Manual
15th Edition, 2015
Michael Lindeburg
Professional Publications, Inc.

Surveying Principles
2nd Edition, 2003
Paul Cuomo
Professional Publications, Inc.

Elementary Surveying: Introduction to Geomatics
15th Edition, 2017
Charles Ghilani

Elementary Surveying
9th Edition, 1997
Wolf and Brinker
Land Surveyors Publications

10th Edition, 1997
Moffitt and Bossler
Prentice Hall

Surveying: Theory and Practice
7th Edition, 1998
Anderson and Mikhail
McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York

Surveying with Construction Applications
8th Edition, 2014
Kavanagh and Slattery

Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

Subdivision Map Act, 2015
Subdivision Map Act, Sections 66410 - 66499.58 of the Government Code
Available online from the Legislative Counsel's web site.
Available for purchase from:
ACEC-CA (American Council of Engineering Companies - California)
1303 J Street, Suite 450
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-7991
CLSA - California Land Surveyors Association
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel.: (916) 239-4083 – Fax: (916) 924-7323


2022 California Building Code (CBC)
California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Volumes 1 and 2
Based on the 2021 International Building Code (IBC)

International Code Council (ICC)
Western Regional Office (LA) Bookstore
3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100
Brea, California 92821
888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233)

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE/SEI 7-16

Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic

Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures
TMS 402/602-16

ATC-20 Procedures for Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-20-1 Field Manual:
Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, 2nd Edition
Applied Technology Council
201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 240
Redwood City, California 94065
(650) 595-1542

Design of Wood Structures ASD/LRFD
7th Edition, 2014
Donald E. Breyer, Kenneth J. Fridley, Kelly E. Cobeen
McGraw-Hill, Inc. New