when can I take the PE exam?
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:26 AM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:18 PM
Send required documents to NCEES and wait for approval. The answer from them would be the most trustful and correct. I don't believe that any of us could tell you for sure if you can or not to get an approval to take PE exam.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:16 PM
You need 1 year of full time experience after you earn your Masters degree. Any experience before that won’t help, especially interning. You need experience as an engineer. What state are you applying in? California?
Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:14 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:56 PM
Definately check with your local board. here in NC I worked full time (45 hr weeks) while getting my masters in the evenings and they wouldn't count any of the concurrent time.
Frustrating, but they rationalized it by saying ' you can't pick up a second job, work an additional 40 hours a week and take the exam in 2 years, so you shouldn't be able to do it with a masters degree.'
I think the reason they give you a year of credit for a masters degree is so you aren't punished (too much) for staying in school to get a masters while others are working and earning credit towards the PE.
It's definately something that is frustrating but I can see both sides of....
Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:28 AM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:53 PM
If your work is at the level requried, I don't think it matters.
And you will only need one year anyway, if you have a masters.
Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:25 PM
Of course, as I learned as a cook during college, cooking potatoes at 800 degrees for 30 minutes does not equal cooking them at 400 degrees for an hour!
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:07 PM
Probably not, most states do not allow for an overlap in the experience required.
But your Masters may take a year off the time required.
Visit your state local board and read the by-laws. I've placed all the links to the various boards here:
One thing I've discovered when signing up for licenses in different states is that state websites are often as confusing as possible and the only place you'll find your answer is reading the state laws & regulations (which should be linked to from the state board website).
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