CPESR Reviews

Over 5,200 engineers have trusted us to provide them with the best California Civil PE Surveying Review material. See some of their testimonials below.



"After completing the CPESR course and practice exams, I felt extremely prepared for the exam itself. I really understood the concepts and was able to catch potential tricks on the exam."

- Sierra Schultz, PE


"The class was spot on, taught you everything you needed to know for the test. I feel the course over prepares you for the test. The Practice Tests really helped, especially when you review them once done. 5 Star review from me."

- Usama Tuqan, PE


"Your videos and quizzes/tests were amazing, and the reference manual was worth its weight in gold during the exam. I knew NOTHING about surveying before your course but you got me from zero to passing score in a quick, efficient manner, and provided excellent customer service on top it. I will highly recommend you to anyone who asks."

- Travis Smith, PE


"This class and workbook were extremely helpful. I studied for a total of about 3 weeks for the civil surveying exam. The CPESR course was extremely helpful. I am so thankful to God that I passed the exam!"

- Andrew Lelea, PE


"I loved how your question bank is designed with up to 7 practice exams (I did 5 exams timed). And how it gives analytics/insight as to which problems we may be struggling with. Also love how we are able to see others' questions/answers to each solution as well. CPESR makes it really easy to ask questions. Definitely recommending your course to others. I really am a fan. Just received my notification of passing today."

- Archie Tan, PE


"CPESR is the best source to pass the survey exam, specially the review book, it is more than enough. The practice questions bank is very similar to the real exam questions. Thank you dear Kirk to let me pass the exam."

- Vartan Telian, PE


"There are not many surveying courses out there and your class was exceptional. The practice exams were key to building my speed. The quizzes were also great for practicing. Your notebook was well organized and virtually all I needed for the exam. The tabs were great too as there is no time to mess around with finding a page. Your response time to any of my questions was phenomenal and you really helped clear up any questions I had. I am so grateful this is done and I owe much of the credit to you! Thank you!!!!"

- Shanta Keeling, PE


"The Workbook's equation summary pages at the start of the chapters were AMAZING and my primary reference point for most questions on the actual exam. The glossary at the back of the workbook was also incredibly helpful."

- Scott Miller, PE


"Great class. The reason I am completely satisfied with this class is because of the Practice tests. They are a very good indicator of how prepared you are. The book has most the formulas/information needed."

- Samuel Ray, PE


"This class was fantastic. I love how quick Kirk was to respond to our comments on the solutions. It helped because each of us would see the problem in other ways and he help get us to the right perspective. The problems were dead on and there were no surprises on the test. I love this class. It was exactly what I needed to pass this test. The practice timed exam were key! This class literally had 400+ exam problems and it makes the exam different each time you take it. So you will have plenty to test yourself on. I definitely started out slow and became faster and faster. I can't thank CPESR enough for preparing me the right way for this exam. "

- Michael Ramirez, PE


"Skip the expensive, heavy books--if you want a focused, flexible study aid, this is it. Thanks for helping me pass!"

- Alex Martinez, PE


"Kirk focuses on important concepts that are on the exam. His timed practice exams are great and very realistic to actual exam. Make your do complete at least a handful of timed exams. Kirk explanations of solutions and quick response to questions helped me get over the hump. I strongly recommend the course if you want to pass surveying exam."

- Yousif Benyamin, PE


"A great reference to pass the exam. Concepts explained directly to the point - no information overload."

- Mike Nilsen, PE


"Very good course — have already recommended to coworkers and will do so again. Thorough, succinct, and effectively structured. This is the most efficient way to pass the exam."

- Kelly Cote, PE


"I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude toward Mr. Kirk Torossian for his excellent surveying review course that helped me pass the October-2015 exam with ease. As the majority of exam takers complained about the level of difficulty of the survey exam given in Oct. 2015 as they could not finish the entire exam within the allowed 2 hours 30 minutes. However, I found it very easy and was able to finish the whole exam within the time frame thanks to the excellent and well-prepared materials from his online class. I did not have to have other materials to study for the passing. I just had his lectures, notes, quizzes, and practice exams to study, and I finally passed it while I could not do it before. Again, thank you so much for your wonderful surveying review class. Now I become a newly registered engineer."

- Chinh Dinh, PE


"Thank You for the great course. It was everything I needed to get through the exam. I took each test I 4-5 times which really increased my speed at working the problems. And speed is everything on the California Specific Exams."

- Shawn Ryan, PE


"This course is the best way to prep for the exam. Practice problems are similar gauge to the exam. All prior material I bought prior to this course gave me poor preparation, including the ppi2pass books. I took the exam the same time as another guy and he brought the ppi2pass book to the exam - I could hear him sighing in frustration/stress every 3 minutes. I know how he felt. That was me the first time."

- Adesh Prasad, PE


"This was a phenomenal course and a great source of information! The workbook and practice exams were crucial in preparing me for the actual test. Highly recommend!"

- Civic Xiong, PE


"Having no previous field experience nor survey courses during my undergrad, I thought the lectures, quizzes and practice tests were very informative and beneficial for preparation of the exam. I can't tell you how many times I took the exam before signing up for this course and finally passing! Thank you!"

- Shawnele Morelos, PE


"The lectures provided a good review, but were not so in depth that they took forever. The question bank and quizzes were my favorite part of this class! I never actually took a full test, but I did take a lot of quizzes to figure out test taking strategies and speed. These were invaluable because I moved to California recently and have been out of school for ten years. I had to remember how to take tests."

- Amy Williams, PE


"Thank you Kirk. I passed the CA PE Exam. Your course was very organized and I am glad I took it."

- Tewfik Boutaleb, PE


"I have taken this exam twice before this without this course and was never able to get to the end of the exam and complete all questions without going through and guessing. This time I was able to get to the last question with 15 minutes left to go back to the questions I skipped. The timed practice exams have helped me to speed up my question analysis and improve my strategy."

- Carl Fussner, PE


"I wanted to take this moment to express how pleased and grateful I am for taking your civil survey review course this past fall. I struggled with the surveying portion for quite some time, and I found your program to be very straightforward and motivating. Keep up the good work, and thank you!"

- Joseph Tasca, PE


"After taking the CA Engineering Survey Exam for the 3rd time I found that your quizzes did a great job of stimulating the actual tests."

- Ernesto De La Riva, PE


"I owe my success on this exam to your course. Thank you for providing such a well structured program."

- Talina Barajas, PE


"All the subjects covered by the exam, were covered in this course. Overall, this course was a great refresher and great practice for the exam. I am glad I signed up. The computer based exams helped tremendously. The make you feel comfortable during the real thing."

- Jesus B., PE


"Thank you so much for all your advice and help. I thought the videos and test prepared me very well for the exam. I felt quite confident after leaving the test. Again thank you."

- Nensi Lakori, PE


"Thank you Kirk! This class was extremely helpful, especially the practice tests. Also, your customer service is incredible! I ran into a problem with my account, and you emailed me back and fixed the problem within minutes on a Sunday."

- Kristin Cole, PE


"It is an excellent class I recommend to everyone who want to pass CA surveying exam."

- Addis Ambaye, PE


"I don't know if it was just the test I got, but it was much easier than the practice tests. You could say that the test only appeared easy because of the thorough understanding of the material I received from the course."

- Courtney Semlow, PE


"Thanks Kirk. The course certainly put me over the hump."

- Trevor O., PE


"The lecture videos are incredibly helpful. In my opinion, a lot of the material in the exam simply builds on basic concepts like geometry, but Kirk did a really great job putting those basic concepts together and explain how to applying it to the exams. He also breaks down ways to solve problems, which is extremely useful for the exams. I averaged around 85% on the practice exams, so I felt pretty comfortable going into the real one. I was fairly relaxed throughout the test and I was able to finish all the questions with around half an hour to review questions that I wasn't sure about, so I think that's a good sign. Thank you for all your help and good work for putting this resourceful course together!"

- Angus Chan, PE


"After taking this course, I definitely felt very confident and wished I would've taken this course when I was studying for the first time I signed up."

- Laura H, PE


"The questions for the quiz and practice were very practical and related significantly to the format and content I saw on the actual exam. Thanks to you and Kirk I had a well formulated preparation for the exam. I didn't find anything "surprising" on the exam because just about everything was reviewed in the videos."

- Natalie A., PE


"The class helped a lot! I felt very confident walking out of the test and the results reflect that!"

- Peris Salih, PE


"This is a great course. The practice tests are very similar to the difficulty of the exam."

- David Gallego, PE


"Great course overall."

- Alex Simmons, PE


"Thank you very much for your great course in helping me pass the exam."

- Connie L., PE