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  1. Well yes, that would be the most prudent thing to do since the person is not officially licensed until the letter is sent out by the Board with the license number. I was just focused on the questions about the configuration of the seal in my previous response. The letter is confirmation that the person met ALL requirements for licensure, not just that an exam or two were passed. So you are more correct.
  2. The seal just needs to meet the requirements as stated in Board Rule 411 as a minimum. Feel free to expand upon that as you wish as long as it complies with the regulations.
  3. You are applying for a license, not to sit for an exam. Once you have passed the FE and PE-Civil exams from NCEES, gained your required minimum education/engineering experience, submit your application to the California Board. Once your application for licensure is approved, you will be scheduled for the two California Civil exams. The California Board hasn’t seen what you submitted to Washington for licensure, so how would they know you meet the qualifications for licensure? If you’re already licensed in another state, you also have the option to submit an NCEES Record, but you will need to first create and complete that with NCEES.
  4. Depends on when the Board receives the additional information and that you have satisfied the criteria for becoming licensed. Feel free to include a note to the reviewer asking for contact upon further review so you can plan ahead.
  5. Any completed Re-exam forms received by the Board prior to the end of the quarter will be processed for the following quarter. There is a supplemental list prepared to accommodate those received very close to the last day of each quarter.
  6. PM me your name and contact info so I can check on it for you.
  7. Authorization to schedule exams California Civil exams during the 2nd quarter (April-June) will be sent out near the end of March to all eligible candidates. And then a follow up notice will be sent to capture any remaining eligible candidates shortly early into the 2nd quarter.
  8. Yes, that notice is required when submitting a new application.
  9. Your openness to communicate on this is commendable. If you can please respond to my IM, we can get this resolved sooner rather than later.
  10. I responded to your message. Good plan and better this is resolved sooner rather than later.
  11. Generally speaking, when the re-exam form and appropriate fees are received, it is accepted. You can always contact the Board to check, but its probably just seasonal workload. Prepare for the exam and do well.
  12. No, I don't. NCEES manages these. You should be able to find out through your MyNCEES account, though it might not be posted yet since registration for Spring is still open. At the minimum, you should be able to chat with NCEES through your account to find out. Best guess would be San Mateo County Fairgrounds, but ti does change from time to time depending on site availability.
  13. Not at this time. The only thing that could come up related to this is the NCEES 16-hr Structural Engineer exam. NCEES has a council policy that both portions of that exam (Yes, it is one exam) must be passed within 5 years of the date from when the first portion is passed. So far, that has not been an issue...
  14. The reason the Board's website doesn't provide an answer to this, is that limiting examination attempts is a foreign concept to California...at least in terms of engineering, surveying, and geology. There is a state statute that specifically prohibits a limit unless there is cause.
  15. To answer your question the most simple way possible...the California Board provides this exam because 1) the laws require the California Board to do that; and 2), Section 6755.1(b) states that the examination "...shall also include questions to test the applicant's knowledge of seismic principles and engineering surveying principles as defined in Section 6731.1." Section 6731.1 of the Professional Engineer's Act defines what 'surveying' a licensed civil engineer is allowed to practice or offer to practice. Whether that civil engineer actually practices that is not the point. The fact that you are allowed to, is the point. Since the licensed civil engineer is allowed to practice this, that licensee must demonstrate sufficient competency in doing so, all in the name of protecting the public. And for these latter facts, it is assumed that the candidates for licensure as a civil engineer already know how to perform these activities, not simply that it is something one would read up on. If anyone wishes to eliminate this requirement, it's quite simple to resolve. Just lobby a member of the California Legislature to author a bill to remove that requirement. In the meantime, I would recommend that you review the reference list (already posted by someone else) and the test plan specifications for this specific exam which can be found at https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/plan_civsurvey.pdf
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