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I want to know how much money people spends in average to pass the PE exam (how much $ is in your expense report to your company). From exam application fee to rubber stamps, and all in between.

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Well,

$150 for reference books and study materials

$60 for the application fee

$255 for the exam fee

So the total is $465 for the PE.

For the FE I paid,

$20 for study materials

$400 for a credential evaluation (VA didn't accept my Canadian degree as ABET equivalent)

$30 for the application fee

$145 for the exam fee

So the total is $595 for the FE

Grand total of $1060

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For FE

$120 Review book

$60 VT Application fee

$150 Exam Fee

Total $330

PE

$150 VT Registration Fee

$265x2 Exam Fee

$225 CERM

$600 ASCE On Demand Review Course

Total $1505

Grand Total $1835

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$2800 + stamp

That was only for the PE ... I didn't factor in FE since it was 8 years ago ... do you wanna know that too??

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Study/Reference Material:

CERM + Problems - $140

Civil All-in-1 - $50

4 Morning Practice Exams - $45

I was able to borrow 6-min solutions and a few NCEES practice exams from coworkers.

Colorado Application Fee:

$100

NCEES Registration:

$265

Stamp & Certificate:

~$50 (still waiting for license number to order these)

Grand total: $650

(Maybe add in another $175 for a hotel near the exam site. Screw driving 1.5 hours in the snow at 5:30 am on exam day.)

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$2800 + stamp

That was only for the PE ... I didn't factor in FE since it was 8 years ago ... do you wanna know that too??

No, that is it. thanks.

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Exam Costs: 65+15+265 = 345 (reimbursed by company)

Study materials and calculator: 115

total = 460

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$75 for Ohio application (approval to sit for PE)

$265 for PE exam

$50 Ohio PE registration fee

Stamp (not sure, company paid for it)

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Around $900.

$375 (I think) to apply to NY for approval to sit.

$250 (or abouts) to the proctoring company

$200 for CERM and practice problems.

Paid for day of the test.

First time pass.

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$1400 (2 timer)

$650 - Review matls. (CERM, NCEES, 6 Min Solns., CERM Quick Ref, Rajapakse <-- waste)

2 @ $265 - NCEES test reg.

2 @ $75 - Application fee

$40 - Stamp (Priceless)

Got some used review courses for free as well.

(~):}

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holy crap how did you people spend so much! i think i was about 600 bucks. lindburg, sample test and the test fees. ?????? Maybe 700. who spent 3k! youch!

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Don't forget a lot of the prep courses have gotten really expensive. There arent that many options available if you want to spend less than $700 for them.

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holy crap how did you people spend so much! i think i was about 600 bucks. lindburg, sample test and the test fees. ?????? Maybe 700. who spent 3k! youch!

to break it down:

I spent 377 to apply to NYS to qualify

249 to take the test

that right there is 626

995 for a PE review class

the rest on books and reference materials - I made sure I had all my references going into the test because you never know what questions they will ask about them ... and I didn't wanna take it again

I plan on selling just about everything and I will get reimbursed from my job for a good portion of it ...

you do what you have to, to pass and from the first time ... that way you don't spend another 249 just to take it again ... at least that was my motto ...

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i spent just about $3k

~2400 on a seismic review course and a review course for the 8 hr civil exam through PPI. This includes books/study materials.

$265 NCEES fee

$265 CA application fee (i think?)

~$60 prometric test center fee for surveying exam

~$60 prometric test center fee for seismic exam

company paid all my fees and half the cost of the review courses and books. passed all 3 the first time, so it was totally worth it for me! think of all the personal time i save by not having to study for 3 months again :D

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$1800

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California Fee - $125

NCEES Fee - $265

PPI Review courses and Reference Manual - $1500.14

Total - $1890.14

This is what I put on the expense report..... It hasn't been approved yet!

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ISA CSE Review Course - $1410.00

Gas to go from NJ to NC for Review Course - $150.00

Hotel Room - $200.00

NCEES Fee - $265.00

Application Fee - $75.00

Stamp = $40.00

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Total Investment - $2140.00

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Introducing myself as a "Professional Engineer" - Priceless

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I borrowed most of my materials, or got electronic copies from friends.

1st Take

$275 Exam Fee

$800 8-hr PE Prep Class (useless)

-$800 Reimbursed

$500 Seismic Prep Class (not that great)

-$500 Reimbursed

$0 books (borrowed)

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$275 spent

Passed: 8 hour, Survey

2nd Take (seismic only)

$125 CA App fee

$150 Seismic Exam fee

$60? Prometric fee

$0 books (borrowed)

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$335 spent

Total: $1910

Total Out of hand: $610

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I borrowed all the books, so no expense there. I did spend $20 on a calculator as I didn't find the one from the FE until the night before the results of the PE were posted. :madgo: Anyway, only other expenses were the prep class at UW ($750 paid directly by my employer), $330 between DOL and NCEES fees, and then the commute to the prep class (est. $430 between driving - 140 mile round trip - and parking), $25 for the bottle of Rye Whiskey after the test, $7 for a dozen donuts for the office after I got the passing notice, $70 to commute to the exam site, and a package of ling cod fillets (caught from my kayak in Makah Bay - on the ocean side from Neah Bay) for my wife's aunt that let me stay at her place rather than get a hotel.

So $1632 and a package of ling cod. Of which my employer either paid for directly or reimbursed $1080, for an out of pocket cost of $552 (and a couple ling cod fillets).

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$1,390.00, but sold $400 worth of material so $990.00 ;)

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For the PE:

GA registration $30

NCEES $265

Study Materials/Calculator ~ $400

PPI Online Question Access $40 (worthless)

Hotel one night $120

Stamp $30

so about $885

reimbursable $415

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I dropped about 2200 the first go round on asce classes, books, exam fees, more books, practice exams, and parking.

I'll be dropping another $250 to take hiner (splitting it) and $275 for the exam fee to pass seismic.

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