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#1 tjbrenna



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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:05 PM


I am about to apply for the Mechanical PE exam in Fall of 2011 in CA which requires 2 years of experience post bachelors degree. I am concerned whether I will be given a full 2 years of experience as I began work for a large Aerospace company in June 30th 2009 and my filing date will be July 8th, 2011. I realize this is just barely 2 years of experience and I have the necessary Reviewers/ Recommendations, but will the board give me a full 24 months for this or will they reduce this to ~20 months?

Obviously I have taken some PTO and training here and there over the past 2 years. Has anyone been in a similar situation when they have applied? What was your results? Any recommendations?

Thanks for your help

#2 Dashpot



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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:32 PM

the way i understand it is they start the experience clock the date you are hired as long as that is AFTER your graduation date (since you will be claiming 4 years exp for college) and stop the experience clock on the final filing day. so, you have the requisite 24 months, i say go for it.

with any luck, i'll see you there since i'm applying for the oct 2011 PE exam

#3 Peele1


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:40 PM


#4 Surfer357



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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:37 AM

I'm in a similar situation only a bit more complex. I've been with an aerospace firm for 4 years but spent 2 years as a rotator which ended up being largely non-technical. As such I had to piece together my experience from what I did before the rotation program and since. It was an interesting application. I'm hoping the CA board accepts it. Frustrating that they don't actually let you know until a few weeks before the actual test.

Good luck to us all I guess.

#5 Kephart P.E.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:38 PM

Worst case is that they say no, but keep in contact with your state board and if they say no, try and get a detailed explanation of why and what you can do to fix their issue.

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