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The ACLS has available most of the materials candidates will need to study for the Professional Examinations. These are in the form of streamed videos on GeoEd, and textbooks or manuals.

The ACLS is in the process of replacing all videotaped seminars with more current streamed videos available on the GeoEd portal. The new Offshore Property Rigths and On Shore Property Rights are currently currently available on GeoEd.

Item 1, Acts and Regulations: access to the 'General Instructions for Surveys e-Edition' from the Surveyor General Branch of NRCan

Item 2, Onshore Property Rights Section: download the "Surveys, Parcels and Tenure on Canada Lands" andview the on-line course entitled “On shore Property Rights” available on GeoEd



  • The 7 module Property Rights course can be found on GeoEd here.


Item 2, Offshore Property Rights: order the textbook ‘Canada’s Offshore’ and view the on-line course entitled “Offshore Property Rights” available on GeoEd.


  • “Canada’s Offshore: Jurisdiction, Rights, and Management” a soft cover textbook by Bruce Calderbank, Alec McLeod, Ted McDorman and David Gray (see books section of the Web site). Prices include shipping by first class mail in Canada.

Note: The Offshore Property Rights part of the exam covers chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, sections 8.1 to 8.4 and sections 9.1 to 9.7 of the above mentioned book.

  • "Canada's Unresolved Maritime Boundaries" an article by David H. Gray, CHS (.pdf on CD)  $3.00 (+ taxes) 
  • The 10 modules of the Offshore Property Rights online course are available for purchase on GeoEd here.

 Item 3, Government Structures:  download the free publication 'How Canadians Govern Themselves' by Eugene Forsey’ (


 Item 3, Aboriginal Policies Issues: order ‘Federal Policy for the Settlement of Native Claims’, the ‘Native Government Issues’ bound volume containing the 5 textbooks and the reference.

  • Federal Policy for the Settlement of Native Claims (PDF) Cost is $3.00 (+ taxes), shipping by first class mail in Canada included.

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  • Native Government Issues (PDF) Cost is $25.00 (+ taxes), shipping by first class mail in Canada included.

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