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#1 mevans154

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

Let's see how long people have been out of college and/or the age of who has received their PE license??

For me:

20 years out of college - Age 43 - Received PE October 2011

Edited by mevans154, 21 December 2011 - 01:49 PM.


#2 sc57

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

32 years. Class of '79.

#3 SparkyJ

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

I'm 20 years out of college from my first degree (humanities), but I went back to school for a second degree (engineering), which I got 10 years ago.
Also 43, also passed the PE in October 2011. Currently waiting for the state to cash my check and issue my P.E. license.

#4 snickerd3

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:02 PM

almost 4.5 yrs out of college, passed Oct 2006. SO I would have been 26 at the time

#5 gt2004

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:04 PM

Seven years out of college.

#6 sprocketswillfixit

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

Passed October 2011 after 3.5 years out (and a co-op for that extra year of experience needed)

#7 wpeo90

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:16 PM

Passed Oct 2011 Electrical Power PE after 5 years out
29 years old Class of '06

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#8 Miguel

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

33 years. Graduated in Mexico in 1978, I took the FE test in April 2011 and the PE test in October 2011, Thanks God passed both of them the first time.

#9 thwlruss

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

5

#10 RoyL

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:39 PM

20 years out of college (age 46 - late starter). Took FE in April of this year (passed) - waiting on PE results.

#11 Aaron

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

B.S. in 2005, M.S. 2007 passed PE October 2011. So about 4.5 years out of college.

#12 JD57

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:49 PM

4 yrs.

#13 TrussGuy85

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

4 Years.

#14 Dexman PE PMP

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:58 PM

Graduated May 2003 (age 23), PE June 2008

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

FE while still in school (Fall '89).
PE 17 years out of school (April '07)

#16 piudiciani

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

Graduated in May 2006 and Passed the PE (Second Try) in October 2011.

#17 pkang01

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:22 PM

sevens years out of school, 29 now, happy to be over with.
congrats to all PEs

#18 SAEngineer

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:38 PM

Finished university in 1996. Took FE Oct 2010 and PE Oct 2011. Passed both first time after hundreds of hours study shoooo! Heart nearly stopped twice-once when I logged onto ncees to get results for FE in '10 and and now PE '11

#19 Capt Worley PE

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

18.5 years out of college.

#20 blybrook PE

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:56 PM

Had FE when I left. Passed the PE 5 years after graduation on second try.



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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:56 PM

4.5

#22 PEFTW

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

Finished college in 2008, grad school in 2011.
Applied for the exam with 3 years experience and just found out I passed the October 2011 exam.

#23 ferroresonance

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:26 PM

15 years out of school. Sat for FE-Electrical and PE-Power in October 2011, passed both.

#24 mevans154

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

15 years out of school. Sat for FE-Electrical and PE-Power in October 2011, passed both.



Wow!!! Now that's impressive!

#25 JasonW

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:37 PM

Graduated with a BSME in May 2006, Passed Civil(Structural) PE April 2011 .... so 5 years and 27 y/o

#26 treyjay

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

28 years out of school....as much as I hate to think about it.

#27 fba0861

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

Graduated '97. Passed PE Oct. 2011.

14 years. :-)

#28 YMZ PE

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

Passed the national exam in October 2011, 2 years out of grad school. I would have taken it sooner but I kept getting pregnant after graduation. =P

#29 sc57

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

33 years. Graduated in Mexico in 1978, I took the FE test in April 2011 and the PE test in October 2011, Thanks God passed both of them the first time.

You beat me.

#30 Jeffurry

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:22 PM

Compared to some of these posts, my eighteen years doesn't seem too long. I passed the FE in April 2010 and I passed the PE this morning!

#31 dontlikebeinganeng

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

B.S. ChemE - June 08
FE - Passed April 08
P.E. Civil - Passed 8 hour 10/10, Passed seismic/survey 4/11

so ~ 2.5 yrs for PE

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

BSME - May 95
FE - Passed April 95
PE - Passed October 2011 - Electrical

16.5 yrs and have PE in different area than graduated

#33 eselcen

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

graduated in 1998
fe in 2004 first attempt
pe in 2011 first attempt
so that is equal to lucky number ; 13 :)

#34 GUNNERDOG

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:47 PM

Graduated BS 2004
Passed FE April 2006
Passed PE Oct 2011

7 years, but passed both FE and PE first try. Funny thing is I don't need my PE, just did it because my company offered to pay for it... :dunno:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:40 PM

4.5 yrs.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

Finished university in 1996. Took FE Oct 2010 and PE Oct 2011. Passed both first time after hundreds of hours study shoooo! Heart nearly stopped twice-once when I logged onto ncees to get results for FE in '10 and and now PE '11

I am exactly in the same shoe, passed FE in Oct 2010, now PE Oct 2011, but sill waiting on my 2 state exams surveying and Seismic. If the result will be the same as for national exam......will be the best Christmas gift ever got....
Good luck to everyone

#37 Justin Dickmeyer

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:19 PM

Compared to some of these posts, my eighteen years doesn't seem too long. I passed the FE in April 2010 and I passed the PE this morning!


Congratulations!

#38 Justin Dickmeyer

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:19 PM

4 years for me

#39 Jordan S

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

10 years out of college for me. Graduated in '01, got PE last week (Oct 11 exam). Only been doing engineering work for 5 years, though. (I was in the Army after graduation...ROTC paid for school).

#40 chemicalpe

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:24 AM

BS ChemE 2004
MS ChemE 2006
FE April - 2010 first attempt
PE Chem Oct - 2011 first attempt.

I am not sure if PE is going to help me get more money but I got it anyways because of financial support from my Manager.

#41 honeybuns1370

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:30 AM

FE in April 2006 before graduating with BSCE in May 2006. MSCE in Aug 2010 and PE Oct 2011 so just over 5 years from undergrad. Was going to test at 2 years in Arizona but ended up going on a deployment instead and then grad school so it had to wait.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

10 years

Graduated in '97
FE in '99
PE in '07

#43 Chemineer

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:04 PM

BS ChemE - 2000
MS ChemE - 2003
FE April - 2008
PE Chem Oct - 2011

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:04 PM

4 years after graduation for FE
5.5 years for PE

#45 mgpig

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:45 PM

34 years. Graduated Dec 1977. Passed Oct '11. First try (thank goodness I don't have to take again)

#46 viandecndy

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:50 PM

BS Environmental 2005
FE in 2005
MS Environmental 2007
PE October 2011 and passed

I work in government and really don't need my PE, but did it more as a personal goal. Why waste that FE test??? :)

#47 richardw0000

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

BSEE August '05
FE April '06
MSIE May '11
PE October '11

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:24 PM

32 years. Class of '79.

Me too!!

32 years for both the FE (April 2011) and PE (October 2011)

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

<--- Born in '79....

#50 Jolin

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

sc57 and Principal in Charge --you are impressive!
me: class of '88. out of school 24 yrs. FE passed 2009. PE failed 2010. Got it done Oct 2011.



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