RWA, Inc., a professional services firm based in Naples, Florida offering land use planning, civil engineering, surveying and mapping, is proud to announce Tim DeVries has joined a small group of professional land surveyors nationwide to become a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS).
Tim DeVries, a PSM with RWA, is among a select group of professional land surveyors to participate in the Federal program called CFedS, for Certified Federal Surveyor. DeVries recently joined RWA with more than 11 years of experience in surveying. He works as a Project Manager for RWA’s Naples Office Surveying Division and oversees the day-to-day survey operations of the office and field crews.
The CFedS program, which has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, was designed specifically to enhance the level of knowledge and expertise in the professional land surveying community for survey work performed on federal lands and especially on Indian trust lands. To earn the CFedS designation, professional land surveyors must complete approximately 120 hours of course materials prepared by the BLM’s National Training Center, in Phoenix, Arizona, and pass the certification examination. To maintain the certification, a CFedS must complete 10 hours of continuing education annually.
This certification is a significant addition to the credentials of the private professional land surveyor. There are approximately 550 Certified Federal Surveyors nationally and of those only 19 are licensed Surveyors in Florida.
Headquartered in Naples, Florida, RWA, Inc. provides quality civil engineering, land planning, surveying and mapping solutions for initial planning through final design, permitting, and construction for their portfolio of private and public sector clients. RWA is currently celebrating its eighteen year of business in Naples, with a second full service office location in Fort Myers. Presently led by Christopher Wright, P.E. and John Williams, RWA is devoted to the evolution of the firm, designing the future one decade at a time.