Join us for the Otis A. Jones Educational Institute in Raleigh at the McKimmon Center from October 6th - 8th. 

Click Here for a Full List of Courses and Instructor Bios.

Established as part of Past-President Otis Jones’ presidential goals, the first Institute was held January 5-9, 1987 at the McKimmon Center and had 43 surveyors in attendance. Since 1987, NCSS has continued to provide this educational program, typically offered every two years. The program is designed to provide an in-depth look at important aspects of the surveying profession while also creating a university atmosphere for networking, fellowship, and professional development.

To graduate, sections A, B and C of the Institute must be completed (in any order) with a total of 27 hours each. Once all three sections have been completed, the student is awarded a certificate of graduation. Section D does not count towards graduation.


Section A - Boundary Retracement
Section B - Business Practices & Survey Application
Section C - Emerging Issues 
Section D - Exam Reviews

7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Seminars
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Learn
1:30pm – 5:15pm Seminars

  • SECTION D We are excited to offer the Exam reviews as a part of the Institute this year. (The CFS Program will be offered separately. Click Here for the CFS Details.) Click on Review Below for Details & to Register
    MS Exam Review  - Wednesday
    PS Exam Review - Thursday
    FS Exam Review  - Friday
Can I participate if I only want to come for one day?
YES! You can register for each day separately. You do not have to attend the full Institute.
Can I participate if I am a graduate of the Institute?
Absolutely! You can register and receive PDHs just like you would for a regular seminar.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Rate: $114.99 for reservations made before September 14th.
Make your reservations online NC Society of Surveyors