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Subdivision Map Act

Practical Approach to Learning SMA

This is nearly a two hours class with a practical approach to understanding the California Subdivision Map Act (SMA). The course objectives include:

- Historical Background

- Terms & Definitions

- Understanding the Subdivision Process

- Deep Discussion of Tentative Maps, Final Maps, and Parcel Maps

As those who know who have read the SMA, it can be a very ambiguous statute. Kevin Hills brings a practice based approach to explaining this document, and breaks it down to a palatable level for surveyors. It is not a section by section read through of the statute. Mr. Hills broad based experience in land development on the private side and his policy making experience from the County Surveyor side create a powerful perspective. The practical approach to this discussion will make the light bulb go off, and leave you much more confident when dealing with the California Subdivision Map Act.


Your Instructor


Kevin Hills, PLS
Kevin Hills, PLS

Kevin is the County Surveyor and Deputy Director of Orange County Public Works. He holds a Polytechnic Degree in Land Surveying from British Columbia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Kevin has 30 years of Surveying and Mapping experience in the Private and Public Sector, concentrating on Land Development/Urban In-Fill projects, Design Engineering Surveys, and 3D spatial mapping for large scale residential, commercial and educational facilities throughout Southern California. His current position as the Orange County Surveyor includes managing and directing a staff of 85, including 16 Professional Land Surveyors within three core service areas: Geospatial Services, Field Services, and Map Checking and Right-of Way Services.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this class for 12 months - across any and all devices.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What platforms can I listen to the class on?
You can listen on any device that has internet access. There are two platform options - web browser and the iOS Teachable App in the Apple App Store.
What are my payment options?
Credit card or PayPal.
How do I get started?
Simply elect the class or course bundle, make your payment, and create your teachable account. From there you can log on from any device and have access to your class lectures and PDF material.
What is included in the class?
A comprehensive lecture on the respective topic, and material to follow along with. There are sample problems that are also included.
Can I download the lectures?
You are able to stream the lectures from any device, but they are not downloadable. The PDF material included is downloadable.

This course is not open for enrollment.