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  1. I believe TI 89 is approved for CA specific exams (Survey and Seismic). But you are correct that TI 89 is not approved for NCEES 8 hour exam.
  2. @Arjay Sorry for my late reply. Please don't get confused between Webinar and On-Demand version. Webinar (Live) is a live class and On-Demand is the recorded videos from previous term (it'd be the recorded videos from last class which ended in Nov.). I took On-Demand class which fit my schedule. Instructor Sameh responds your questions very prompt, and he's a very knowledgeable teacher. The class isn't focused on the theories, but more on practice problems. I can't speak of School of PE since i've never taken their class. But if i were you, not only i'd take a review class, but I'd also buy 2 books (Review Manual and Practice Problems) from Michael R. Lindeburg https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fe+civil EET review covers almost all the materials that you need to know, but i felt like it was good to see more practice problems to have fully understanding on some concepts. 2 books from Michael Lindeburg would take care of it. Another resources i'd like to suggest is 'Google' and 'Youtube': there are tons of examples on subject matter if you are not clear on one topic. Bottom line is EET course to get you set up on a structured review course with an instructor who you can ask questions anytime. But you also want to do extra study materials from outside of class notes. Good luck! Don't give up you can do it!
  3. @Michael Denteh sorry for the late reply. NCEES never release the passing score. But according to my research, you are most likely to pass with 70% (77 questions out of 110) with 65% would be a very close to either pass or fail.
  4. @ptatohed what do you think of newly offer EET's survey class? 32 hours of both on demand and live seminar. Thanks in advance.
  5. " there will be changes to the application and examination process coinciding with the opening of NCEES's examination management system scheduled for December 12, 2016. After that date, licensure candidates in California will be able to register at NCEES for the national exam required for their intended discipline without having to apply to the Board first." ^ There.
  6. The way i understand is we can take 8 hours NCEES Exam in April 2017 without applying to CA Board and having 2 years experience. On NCEES website, the registration opens on December 12th.
  7. Thank you Maji. I estimate that i would need 200-250 hours for 8 hour exam and around 100 hours for surveying. I plan to study 10 hours a week from mid November to January with 2 hours on weekend and 1 hour everyday on weekdays. I'll increase my study hours to 15-18 hours a week in Feb, March and April. Total estimation come out around 300-330 hours give or take. I wanted to try all 3 exams to have experience on both survey and seismic, but knowing that i wouldn't be able to study enough for all 3, i think i would be a waste of trying all 3 in same exam cycle. I look at both practice exams from survey and seismic, and survey seems like a harder exam with less study time needed while seismic seems like a bit easier than survey exam but more study hours are needed because it's foreign to me. I called Mr. Reza last friday, and he said he will come down to SoCal for survey review class in February. EET's survey class will be a very new class and i want to wait until they start offering survey class and see how it goes ... Again, Thank you for your help!
  8. Thank you jijir83. My problem might be available study time for survey exam aside from 8 hours exam. I assume i'd need 250 hours for 8 hours exam and mininum 100 hours for survey (prefer 150 hours just like @ptatohed suggested in sticky post). It'll be very hard for me to squeeze 400 hours in 5 months since i have a baby and family. So i'll be focusing on 8 hours exam then study whatever available time i have for survey exam.
  9. Thank you Maji. I just called EET and they confirmed that they will be offering survey review for April 2017. In that case, I might just go with EET, but your suggestion of taking CEESR and work on Reza's workbook is another great idea as well.
  10. I did. Seem like there is a mixed review between Mansour and Reza. My option for Reza is out since he only teaches live class in northern california.
  11. Hi All, I'm planning to take CA Survey exam along with NCEES 8 hours exam in April 2017. I have taken 2 undergrad survey classes back in college. My questions are: 1. Does any of you have suggestion for survey review class either seminar or on demand? 2. How long did you study for survey exam or how long do you suggest to study? Thanks in advance.
  12. I would like to help but those review books has copyright by EET. Like i suggested above, you could buy review books and it should be more than enough to pass. I also recommend you to buy NCEES's online practice exams: version 2014 and 2009.
  13. Thank you. No questions was asked from updated version. For 2 pages of transportation, i googled and found some good study materials for it. If you budget is around $70, i recommend these 2 books from Michael Lindeburg: currently around $70 for used books. https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Review-Manual-Michael-Lindeburg/dp/1591264391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477692759&sr=8-1&keywords=fe+civil+review https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Practice-Problems-Michael-Lindeburg/dp/1591264405/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477692759&sr=8-2&keywords=fe+civil+review Good luck.
  14. The change is now favored for people who haven't got required 2 years experience yet because now they can attempt 8 hours test, pass and put it under their belt. When 2 years time comes, they just have to deal with 2 CA exams. Overall, a lot easier and faster to get license for future PE exam takers.
  15. Michael, NCEES throws in 10 questions that won't be counted toward scores, but they don't identify those problems. I have seen people who got 60-62% correct and didn't pass. They don't announce the passing % but 70% is guarantee passing with 65% on border line. The way i understand is each problem is scaled on level of difficulty. Example, one sample math problem might be counted as passing of 0.8 while finding the force member of truss might be counted as 1.3. I believe if you can nail down harder problems, your chance of passing is higher. 55-60 correct % is probably for old specifications of FE Exam format.