Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:18 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:59 PM
How many friends do I need to get my PE?
Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:33 PM
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:59 PM
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:04 PM
Experience + exam is 6 years in CA, 8 in WA, 12 in Oregon, 16 (I think) in Alaska, not sure about others.
I have my WA, I'm prepping to take CA-specific and Structural exams next year, and OR will finally grant me comity as a Civil in 2013.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:18 AM
I actually appeared before the board of the state that I currently reside, plead my case and the chair of the Board asked the staff member her opinion. She said, "Mr. Solomon has not taken the national examination." Well, that was a fact-- I had not taken the national examination. The chair pointed out that I would be allowed to take the national examination if I wanted to practice engineering in the state in which I currently reside.
I took the national examination, passed with flying colors-- at least that is what the lady at the board said, and away I went. After I did all of this, I wondered why I screwed around for 3 years trying to get out of it. Hell, it is only a bachelor's level examination and then the questions are at best 200/300 level questions.
I found this process so interesting that I volunteered to help write the questions for the next examination. I have been a member of the PAKS committee, have had to take the new test to see how it was. Interestingly, I was one of 10 PhD's that were working on this new examination. I missed 2 questions, one of which I had marked right and then changed.
BOTTOM LINE-- Don't screw around and find the easy way out. Take the damn test and be done with it. Then, there are no questions, no explanations and you are done. You spend more time screwing around trying to find the easy way out than taking the test, passing and moving forward.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:55 AM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:26 AM
In CA, I am told you used to be able to "grandfather" in for the non-restricted practices when they were being introduced (e.g. Corrosion, Metallurgical, ect). You had to prove decades of experience.I think this was an effort to have those gain popularity, but they never really did... Lot's of these disciplines are no longer offered.
There are some people I know that got grandfathered in somehow without taking the PE exam. Even though this does not (and cannot legally) happen anymore in my state, it makes me a little to think about it. It also makes me want to put something on my resume to inform employers/clients that I have a real PE license.
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