Thank you for registering for the Basic Laser Scanning Certification (BLSC) Course to be held at the Westin, Westminster, CO starting on Sunday, February 13th, 2022.

Course Requirements:

  • 3 webinars which must be watched prior to the in-person class
  • Attending the full 8-hour class
  • Attending the main group workshop & participating with one of the laser scanner teams
  • Attending any second workshop during the conference week
  • Successfully completing the written exam


BLSC students must review the following three videos prior to arriving on the 13th.  Exam questions will come from these videos, as well as the course content, so please watch them in their entirety.  Many students find the CloudComapre section challenging, especially if you are not familiar with 3D programs; therefore, it is highly recommended you download and install CloudCompare ( and follow along in the software with the CloudCompare video.  Feel free to watch these videos more than once but before February 13th.  Each video is approximately 1 hour in length.

Here are links to the three videos that must be watched before the 13th:

A History of Laser Scanning

Physics of Light


***Very Important: You MUST bring a laptop capable of installing and running CloudCompare to the BLSC course.  It is highly recommended that you also bring a 3-button mouse (a mouse with a scroll wheel) to help navigate in CloudCompare***

Course Schedule:

Sunday, February 13th, 2022
8:00am-4:30pm - Cotton Creek I & II

You are required to attend this 8-hour in-person class, taught by multiple instructors, to include additional instruction on how to use CloudCompare.  We are finalizing the detailed schedule for the course; once complete, it will be provided to you.

Monday, February 14th, 2022
8:00am-4:30pm - 1stBank Center

You are required to attend the Mass Casualty Exercise at the 1stBank Center.  Transportation to and from the 1stBank Center will be provided, as will lunch and refreshments during the breaks.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
8:00am-3:00pm - Workshop Rooms @ Westin

You are required to attend at least 2 workshops.  These workshops will run in 2-hour intervals throughout the day.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the conference registration table to sign-up for specific workshops.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
3:15pm-5:15pm - Cotton Creek I & II @ Westin

There will be a review session prior to the exam, covering important topics as well as a review on CloudCompare.

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
3:30pm-5:00pm - Cotton Creek I & II @ Westin
The final exam will take place on Thursday afternoon.

Whova App:

Please remember to download the Whova app.  This is the only way to get conference announcements and to stay informed with changes to the schedule and daily events.  It is also a great way to communicate with other attendees, sponsors, and Board members.

Download the Whova App

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IAFSM and ACSR will continue to update the app as more detailed information is available.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be actively monitoring CDC guidance in order to ensure we have a safe in-person conference.  If the situation changes in which we have to postpone the event, we will notify conference participants immediately

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