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  1. 4 hours ago, knight1fox3 said:

    x2! @ptatohed, mind blown! I must have one! :oldman:

    Thanks knight!

    Howly cow!  I never thought the day would come.  The previous design was, what?  Like 16 years old?  Does this mean that those of us with the previous design now own a "classic"?  Worth more money?  ;)  I don't care if I have to beg, borrow, or steal..... I am getting my paws on one of these new models.  :nod:    

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  2. 11 hours ago, bellalshaaban said:

    I got the W201 but I couldn’t find a mute feature. There’ll be a little beep when I start the stopwatch.  Do any experienced test takers see that being an issue? I can cough when I hit it lol

    Now that you mention it, I don't think I was able to turn off the one chirp/beep it makes when you start the stop watch.  I think you'll be ok.  


  3. 15 hours ago, medieval_pancake said:

    Ptatohed, what brand of watch did you use? I just realized the cheap Casio F91W watch I bought, the stopwatch feature only goes up to 60mins before it resets. I'd like to hit the stopwatch and have it go up to 4hrs like you mentioned. 

    I never wear watches so I don't know anything about em, but can anyone recommend an affordable one that the stopwatch feature can go up to 4hrs? 

    m_p, you are right about the F91W.  Yikes, that kinda blows.  

    I found the watch I used for the exam, in my drawer.  :) It is a Casio DB-36.  

    I'd recommend the DB-36 or:

    W800H-1AV for $18

    or

    F201WA-1A for $10.50

    or

    W201AV-1AV for $12

    or

    W96H-1BV for $16

     

    There a handful of choices under $20.  Good luck!

     

     

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  4. 3 hours ago, medieval_pancake said:

    Ptatohed, what brand of watch did you use? I just realized the cheap Casio F91W watch I bought, the stopwatch feature only goes up to 60mins before it resets. I'd like to hit the stopwatch and have it go up to 4hrs like you mentioned. 

    I never wear watches so I don't know anything about em, but can anyone recommend an affordable one that the stopwatch feature can go up to 4hrs? 

    m_p, I don't remember the model number, sorry.  I can try to find it.... I'll think about where I put the watch.  I do think it was a Casio though.  Does your F91W have a countdown timer?  You can set it at 4 hours and have it count down.  Do make sure the alarm/beeping is turned off though.  


  5. I wore a very simple digital watch with a stop watch.  As soon as they said 'start', I started my stopwatch.  All beeping sounds were turned off.  It stayed on my wrist.  Did this for 8 hr, CA-Seismic, CA-Survey, and FE.    

    I still swear to this day that they called stop exactly one minute early on my CA-Survey Exam.  :o/  

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  6. Do you know AutoCAD well and it's just the C3D module you are getting accustomed to or are you new to ACAD as well?  What type of civil work will you be using C3D for?  

    Check out the built-in tutorials.  They are very helpful.  


  7. On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 3:04 PM, cbl14 said:

    I still have a lot of the review books I used for the FE a few years ago, such as the PPI Civil practice problems textbook. Would this book be a good review to practice for the PE breadth session?

    There can be some overlap b/t the FE Civil and PE Civil.  Just look at the PE Exam test plan and review only those topics listed. 


  8. 10 hours ago, Rihame said:

    I am not a new applicant, I submitted all my recommendation letters to the board in 2013 but never took any of the tests till 2017, I passed my 8h in October 2017, and I need to sign up for the seismic and survey this spring, how do I proceed? Isn't the link on the website for the new applicant only?

    Do I need to fill in any forms or pay any fees?

    You should probably contact the board and make sure you are still approved and ready to go.  Ask if you can simply submit the re-examination form. 

    http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/re-examination_form.pdf

     

     

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  9. On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 5:56 AM, jackma said:

    @ptatohed, thank you for your advice. I studied some topics before. It looks like board sends out some notices like reception of application or under techinical review for applications before. And for people taking state exams for April to July this year, board will only contact them once to inform them how to register exams directly? 

    I wonder how it goes for other applicants who also take state exam this April to July.

    I am not clear what your question is?

     


  10. 13 hours ago, homerca said:

    I believe you need to have at least 10 years qualified experience for FE waiver. Why don't you just take the FE exam, it is not that difficult and will give you a lot of mobility for the certification.

    In CA, electrical engineer unlike civil engineer, you could find electrical engineers who are exempt from PE for references, as long as they are in the position to decide whether you are qualified for the PE.  But I believe all these references should cover enough time for exemption. That is another reason why I would encourage you to take the FE exam first,  you only need 2 years experience rather than 10 years. 

    http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/pe_errf_instructions_2010.pdf  The document would give you enough information for the references.

     

     

     

    If I understood correctly, I don't think her issue is with taking the FE or not.  Whether she is approved for the FE waiver or she passes the FE... I think her issue/question is about obtaining the proper references for the PE application since most of her supervisors are/were not PEs but are 'exempt'. 

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